Mike Williamson So Humbled By Children’s Bravery


Newcastle’s injured center-back Mike Williamson was the guest of honor at the Bravehearts of the North East awards ceremony yesterday at St. James’ Park.

Mike Williamson with one of the brave young souls

More than 30 children attended St. James’ Park yesterday to be presented with bravery awards by Mike Williamson and BBC Look North’s Carol Malia.

The youngsters have battled against some serious illnesses over the last few years, and have rightly been rewarded for the tremendous courage they have shown.

Unless you are in their shoes, it’s really difficult to fully appreciate just how courageous these children have been, and it’s so heart warming.

Mike is a top professional at the club, and was a good choice to represent the Newcastle club, and this is what he said after the ceremonies, which took place in the Bamburgh Suite:

“It was really uplifting for me to be here this afternoon,”

“I’ve got a bit of a sore ankle but what these children have gone through, and will continue to go through, is something else.

“Their bravery astounded me and made me feel very humble. Each and every one of them was a hero in my eyes and I wish them all the very best for the future.”

Dave Hodgkins  is the Chairman of the Bravehearts committee  and he had this to say:

 “It was a tremendous afternoon for all the children, made even more memorable by Mike being in attendance.”

“He was terrific with the children and brought a smile to all their faces.”

“We are very grateful for Newcastle United’s support of this event and wish them well for the remainder of the season.”

It’s just great to see Newcastle doing good things like this in the community, and it’s exactly the role they should be playing.

My heart goes out to all these children in their difficulties and challenges, and they show more courage than some of us can ever muster, and that’s only one reason they are so inspiring.

God bless them all.



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163 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 9, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #1

    What a guy 😀

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  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 9, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #2

    He needs to hurry back from injury. Perch worries me as the back up for Saylor/Colo.
    Perch did well the other week (for about 17seconds) until his booking!!!!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Perch needs to to be shipped out pronto Forest would probably buy him back,the guy is a liability imo

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  • AMEOBI

    Nov 9, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Lol tom for about 17seconds was about 10 haha

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 9, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #5

    Footballers nowadays barely do these sort of things. Its so rare. Great guy this Mike. Hope to see him fit soon. We need him.

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  • Incentino

    Nov 9, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #6

    That’s what I think is so great about american athletes. In the US, there are so many professional athletes that give a lot back to the community, because they are aware of the fact that it’s the community that pays their salaries.

    Kudos to Mike Williamson. Wish more players would do things like that.

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  • G

    Nov 9, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Seen Steven Taylor do loads of the charity work in the region too. Harper has always been active with the kids charity events also. I think a lot more of the squad are involved in charity work, however, the headlines from the club over the last few years have been focusing elsewhere. Hopefully, that will now change.

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  • AMEOBI

    Nov 9, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Might sound abit sad for my age but! One direction – Gotta be you, what a song!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 9, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Ameobi > you know how to kill the mood mate :p

    However ……………… im digging Cher Loyds new1 😉

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 9, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #10

    one direction… cher lloyd… whats the world comng to. gimme dolly parton all day long

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  • Hawaiian Geordie

    Nov 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Hey Ed, how’s your treatment coming along??? We’re all wishing you the best, mate.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 9, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Anybody know whos got a ticket for the city game for sale

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  • Yohan4

    Nov 9, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #13

    top bloke, we need him back but what is he waering? looks like red track suit pant with a leather jacket the dude thinks he is Jacko

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  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Ior Gays thought Dolly Parton only had Gay fans?

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  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 9, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #15

    What the hell happened there?
    That’s meant to be:

    I thought Dolly Parton only had Gay fans?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 9, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #16

    GG

    Been on the special sauce mate? It’s only 4pm here (;

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  • Toon Tang

    Nov 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #17

    double D dolly – only gay fans ???

    haha i suppose now isnt a good time then to declare i have a slight ginger man crush on gordon strachan

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #18

    we should get Mikael Lustig in january he’s available for free and is an attacking right back who is equally as good CB he’s tall aswell bargain for free only 24

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  • AMEOBI

    Nov 9, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Haha man I’m sorry Toon_Tom! 😉

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 9, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #20

    GT89
    Who? Where’s he played? And why doesn’t he have a club?

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  • Stuart

    Nov 9, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Bah, its abit dead on here tonight. Anyone fancy an arguement?

    Wheres Angryman when you actually need him?!? Haha!

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  • sephir0

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Uggggggggggggh…. really wanna go to the city game but gettin qoutes between £90 and £180 for a ticket…. fcuk me they got enough bloody money why dont they give the away support…a break. Lol that on top of travel…. would be pretty magical though, especially if we did them in there own yard. oh yeah!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Stuart you could start an argument with ya self

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #24

    if manu are after 1 or if not both our centre midfielders i would be damanding micheal carrick to be in the deal plus mega money so we can replace the other one carricks a geordie and could finish his career with us. then id go sign jack rodwell probs cost ya 15 million and start bringing through abeid vucic and problem solved ,i think pardew is shrude and he will not be letting go of any of our players without a fight and if we do sell we should be getting big money and am sure alot of you could think of other alternitives to replacing our somali pirate and french fancy that would as iffective as these two man montain of players

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #25

    i think we should play an all star games in which the best premier league team vS the best spanish league team

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #26

    i think THERE should be an all star games after the end of the season in which the best premier league team vS the best spanish league team

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  • Stuart

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #27

    How could I do that when I’m always right Jail For Ashley? haha!

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  • Stuart

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #28

    Haha, that idea is even more unfeasible than the 39th game lark a few years ago when teams would play one foreign team every season.

    Managers would never agree to it, I doubt the players would either tbh.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #29

    I mean in the best premier league team must consist the best performers in certain positions like the best strickers the best cdm s the best wingers the best goal keeper best center backs best left and right backs of the season in both the leagues all in one team with the best MANAGER of those league managing those league team

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #30

    …What would be the point? And who would decide the best players? Or manager?

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #31

    if it consists of the best performers it would be an all newcastle 11 lol only kiddin but if we won the league it should be the houner should go to the champions

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #32

    its pointless tho becoz we already do that its called champions league

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  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #33

    yohan 4
    lmao

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #34

    There has always been talks that premier league IS better than spanish league and in spain they say that spanish league IS better than premier league so why dont do a tournament like this in which the best starting 11 of premier league spanish league german bundeslga french league italian serie a dutch eredivse scottish league play in that tournament and the winner of this tournament will be the best league team of the year JUST A THOUGHT

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #35

    Because the league is about more than just the best 11 players

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 9, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #36

    cwarr07 Colin
    Newcastle to rename St James’ Park the Sports Direct Arena #nufc
    9 minutes ago

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  • Klatoon

    Nov 9, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #37

    Rumors that Marvx’s injury is serious and could end his season,hope its not true

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  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 9, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #38

    WWJBD – Hes gota club mate in norway his contract runs out in january… That cwarro thing better not be true

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 9, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #39

    @ geordie toon

    Fingers crossed

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 9, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #40

    GT89
    Ah right fair play…still never heard of him like but that means nothing 😉

    Colin talks utter crap thats why I stopped following the helmet, more chance of me shagging Frankie Sandford that him being right

    Also wheres the Marv rumour coming from?

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