Newcastle United is a huge presence in the north-east of England, and especially of course in the local Newcastle area, where the fortunes of the club have a big impact on just how Geordies feel about things, at any given time, in what is a fanatical area for football.
And we’ve been really impressed with the way the club helps the local communities with lots of charity projects throughout the year.
And the most recent one was when manager Alan Pardew and his assistant John Carver and a contingent of first team players, handed over a check for £5K to Hadrian School earlier this week.
The school is in the West End of Newcastle, and takes in kids aged between two and 11 who have a range of additional needs, including severe learning difficulties to profound learning difficulties.
And our hats go off to Rob Armstrong, a lifelong Newcastle fan, who is attempting to raise £85K for The Cube project.
The project aims to use the money collected to build a log cabin at the school, which will contain four trampolines, and give the children a general playing area.
Newcastle were only too willing to give Rob’s project a check for £5K, and Rob is also donating his executive boxes at St. James’ Park, and having bucket collections and various raffle events to raise money – good for him.
This is what Rob had to say after receiving the £5K check from Alan Pardew:
“I’ve been doing numerous fundraising activities with the school since 2002 and this latest project is one we’re all very excited about.” “Newcastle United have been very generous with their donation and it was great for the children to come and meet Alan, John and some of the players at the Training Center.”
The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew added these words:
“This is a very special project and one which will be of great benefit to the school. We were delighted to meet some of the children today, and hope that The Cube comes to fruition in the not-too-distant future.”
Hadrian School headteacher Chris Rawlings was also at the cheque presentation, and said:
“It was a great thrill for us to come up to the Training Centre to meet Alan and some of his players. We thank Newcastle United enormously for their very kind donation.”
It warms the heart to know that Newcastle United Football Club are using their massive influence in the area, and helping worthwhile projects like the one Rob Armstrong has created, and the club deserves great credit for what they are doing.
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