We’re always pleased to report the good work Newcastle players do off the field of play and for the local community, and Papiss Cisse has been spreading just a little bit of sunshine this week.
Chloe Grover with Papiss Cisse yesterday
14 year-old Chloe Grover is deaf and has cerebral palsy, and she was invited to attend the Benton Training center yesterday – in her brand new wheel-chair.
Papiss Cisse met with the youngster after hearing that the Evening Chronicle’s Sunshine Fund had helped buy her first ever wheelchair, after she couldn’t get one through the NHS.
This is what Papiss said after his meeting with Chloe:
“I wish her all the best and it was great meeting her.” “My father and my uncle have all inspired me to do things for charity and for my community while I am here.”
“I’m really happy to help people in my city and I’ve always thought it’s important to help charities.”
“I’m happy to be associated with the Sunshine Fund and try to help anyone who is sick or needs support to try to make a difference to their lives.”
The Chronicle deserves great credit for the Sunshine Fund, and it’s fantastic that Newcastle players like Papiss go out of their way to give their time to these worthy charitable endeavors.
Chloe attends the Northern Counties School in Jesmond, Newcastle, and she had this to say after meeting the star striker:
“It was fantastic to meet him and all my friends at school will be really jealous.”
The £3.6K chair was bought for her by the Newcastle Province of Northumberland Freemasons, after they donated money to the Sunshine Fund.
The Sunshine Fund raised over £10,000 last year through balls, and various sponsorship events like the Great North Run and rugby matches.
It’s just excellent this work is going on in the community, and that Newcastle’s players like Papiss Cisse are supporting these very worthwhile causes.
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