Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer will be honored today by the Duke of Cambridge at a Buckingham Palace ceremony with an CBE and it’s for his charity work.
The Duke of Cambridge is the President of the Football Association.
Alan has put in a lot of time for Charity in the north-east and he deserves tremendous credit and admiration for using his name in football to do good for people less fortunate and who desperately need help.
Alan Shearer to be honored today at Buckingham Palace
His charity work could be one of the big things Alan will be remembered for and he has followed his mentor Sir Bobby Robson into the work and puts in an awful lot of time for his own Foundation.
He was also made the Patron of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation back in 2009 following Sir Bobby’s death.
The Chronicle today is reporting what Alan said back in June when the Queen’s Birthday Honors list was announced:
“I am very honoured and humbled by this award.”
“Since retiring from football and donating my testimonial money to charity, I have made it my priority over the last decade to give up my time to help raise money for the less fortunate.”
That included setting up my own Foundation to fund the Alan Shearer Disability center in the UK.”
“The North East is my heartland and I have been lucky enough to fulfil my boyhood dream to play for my home town club and represent my national team.”
“In the years ahead I will therefore continue to make it my priority to help give something back to the region and country that has served me so well.
“I am personally delighted to be recognised for my charity work in this way.”
Great words there from Alan Shearer, who is Newcastle’s record goalscorer with 206 goals in 404 total appearances.
He has also gone on to become a top pundit on the venerable BBC Match of the Day program after a difficult start, and it seems when he turns his mind to anything he can be a success in that venture.
We’re sure Alan will go on and do more and more great work for charity via his Foundation.
The 46 year-old deserves great credit for the substantial charity work he has done since retiring from Newcastle United in 2006.
Long may it continue.