Christian Atsu has been interviewed in the Chronicle, and he has talked about his involvement with the Newcastle United Foundation – an organization that does some excellent charity work in the community in the name of the Newcastle club.
Atsu is fully involved in that, and he is also is involved with another charity – Arms Around The Child – and his position is as an ambassador for the charity.
He has helped raise money which is sent back to Ghana to help build things like new schools in the country.
Christian Atsu – involved in charity work
Christian talked initially about the Newcastle United Foundation dinner celebrating its 10th anniversary which he attended with Rafa and several more of the Newcastle players:
“I’m very happy that Newcastle as a community is coming together to support the Foundation.”
” I think it’s a great thing for the team that they are doing so much in the community,”
“I think it is very important, and I am very happy that Newcastle is doing this to help the community.”
“It is important to help the kids in the community, and also to encourage other people to help and do their bit too.”
“I am very happy that Newcastle, as a big club, is doing this in this community.”
As we said earlier Christian is also an ambassador for the charity “Arms Around The Child” and he helped raise thousands of pounds for children as host of a Gala dinner back in March in Newcastle.
Atsu has proudly talked about the work he has done for this charity:
“I was very happy with the dinner that we did – I didn’t really expect it to be big like that.”
“Thankfully, the media helped create a lot of interest and everything went well.”
“We have sent money through to start building a school back in Ghana. We are starting to build the school now.”
“Hopefully soon we will be able to start taking some pictures and posting them on Instagram to show everybody what is going on.”
“The school is being built in Senya Beraku, which is one hour’s drive from where I live. That’s where the academy is where I played before.”
“In Ghana, it is not always easy to do things quickly because you have to get certificates from the Government.”
“I am very happy that we are on course.”
It’s really great that Christian is involved in charity work back close to his hometown.
It’s always a good thing when players can use their celebrity to do some good for others not so well off as themselves.
Christian has a heart of gold.
Now to get him more match fit so he can start playing regularly for Newcastle again – and start scoring some goals?