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Please Support Shay Given’s Non-Profit Organization – To Help Front Line NHS Workers


Medical facilities all over the world are being stretched to the limit because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s something we haven’t seen since the Asian Flu pandemic in early 1957 and the Spanish Flu pandemic that emerged in the Spring of 1918.

There has been a shortage of most supplies in most countries, including Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), and among those are surgical face masks.

Shay Given has pointed this out, but rather just complain about it, Shay and his pal Rob Noble supported by music superstar Peter Gabriel, have done something about it.

They have set up a non-profit organization, under the name of CareGiven.

They raise funds from NHS merchandise – including things like car stickers and flags – and they use the funds generated to buy face masks for those frontline workers who are most in need.

They are also asking for direct donations from those who can afford it.

Good for them.

This is what Shay has said in an exclusive in The Sun:

“We’ve all been sitting in lockdown and I was just talking with my good friend Rob over the phone about what we could do to try to help people on the frontline.”

“It’s easy to sit back and do nothing and in these difficult situations. You always think someone else will do something.” “But we felt as a group we could do something ourselves.”

“There’s a lot of frontline people, not just NHS, that we have to appreciate. They’re still working every day and being very brave.”

“I don’t know the ins and outs of it and maybe they have been caught on the hop, but you’d think with all the government’s resources there would be a better way of supplying these people.”

“Especially the doctors and nurses who are going right into the danger zone and being asked to do it without the right equipment. It doesn’t seem to make much sense.”

“To date, I think there are over 100 NHS workers who have died, so it’s a big worry.

“We’re over 10,000 masks at the minute.”

“We’re trying to push those donations, sell the merchandise and get those figures up. It doesn’t matter how small a donation you make.”

They have, as of today, supplied 13,696 masks to the NHS and counting.

Every little bit helps in these dire times for medical workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic – they are the heroes.

You can donate to CareGiven here.

Please do your best to help.

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43 comments so far

  • The Hit Man & Her

    May 20, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #1

    Just Given. 🙂

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  • The Hit Man & Her

    May 20, 2020 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Anyone got a time for the announcement? About teatime? Hmm?

    1
  • Hal

    May 20, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Teatime? But which day at teatime?

    1
  • WLtoon

    May 20, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Good morning all on this beautiful day and a Happy Birthday Droppy.

    Just heard im furloughed til the end of June so thats another 5 weeks of weight gain
    ?

    My partner works at M&S and she has been told she is furloughed til the end of July, its only the food dept that is open.
    I cant see the PL finishing the season , i think it will follow Scotland and cancel, players and coaches are testing positive every day, Burnley being he latest club to report positive results.
    Players like Rose and Agueiro not wanting to play will force a decision against restart imo.

    Im not expecting any announcement today regardless of what some BS SOURCES are coming out with, they know bugger all, the same as us fans.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    May 20, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #5

    “Stands the church clock at ten to three?
    “And is there honey still for tea?”

    3
  • JDdubai

    May 20, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #6

    24.ae | ?????
    @20foursport
    ???? #??????? “???????” ???

    ?????? ?????? ????????: ???? ????????? ?? ????? ??????????? ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ??????? ???????? ??? ??? ?????? ???????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ??????
    Translated from Arabic by
    Deal #??????? “The Saudi” is done

    English press reports: The acquisition of the Saudi Public Investment Fund from Newcastle United was made hours ago, and the official announcement may be today or tomorrow, Thursday.

    6
  • DaveD1000

    May 20, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #7

    done…

    0
  • Jib

    May 20, 2020 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Happy Birthday
    Florian Lejeune

    Whoops !
    Sorry for changing YOUR subject again Tsunki

    3
  • DaveD1000

    May 20, 2020 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #10

    Convinced it’s all done and dusted but sick of the sight of twitter and all the bs ITK’s so am just going to wait until it is announced.

    the above done btw was for caregiven 🙂

    3
  • Jib

    May 20, 2020 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #11

    English press reports: The acquisition of the Saudi Public Investment Fund from Newcastle United was made hours ago, and the official announcement may be today or tomorrow, Thursday.

    3
  • Australian Pie

    May 20, 2020 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Why do people struggle with comprehending this so much, they got tested before returning, those positives stay away until negative and then get reintroduced. Small groups, regular testing and all food/supplies provided to them without having to go out.

    The chance of catching the virus in training or game under these measures is significantly lower than shopping in sainsburys once or twice a week

    2
  • Jib

    May 20, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #13

    Guillem Balague has claimed on his official Youtube Channel that Newcastle United’s potential new owners could sign Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez

    4
  • JDdubai

    May 20, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #14

    keep up jib 🙂

    4
  • Australian Pie

    May 20, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #15

    If they don’t want to return, then fine but don’t complain being furloughed on £2,500 a month until you are ready to return

    4
  • Our Toon

    May 20, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #16

    Mund

    Spot on a few threads back regarding Rafa, time to move on and look to the future.

    1
  • WLtoon

    May 20, 2020 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #17

    Nagelsman would be my choice, the fans would warm to his style of play. Wont happen though unfortunately.

    1
  • Jib

    May 20, 2020 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #18

    There’s absolutely no whingeing or complaints about a return to training from the professional cricketing world – would it be bad of me to suggest that cricketers tend to be more intelligent than footy players ?

    6
  • Jib

    May 20, 2020 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #19

    JDdubai
    Sorry
    I’m distracted by Tsunki jumping up and down and stamping his little feet in pure bad temper

    7
  • IrishRob

    May 20, 2020 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #20

    Listening to that Rose interview yesterday its obvious why everyone loves Bruce in the team. Rose was saying under Poch he literally never got more than one day off a week, then he said coming to Newcastle was like a shock to the system because he was getting 2-3 days off a week every week.

    That’s the most disappointing thing I’ve heard forget everything else. They need a proper coach not someone who wants to be their best friend or give them an easy ride. #BruceOut

    15
  • WLtoon

    May 20, 2020 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #21

    Twitter is just another feed for BS, The deal was done 2 weeks ago by someone posting in Arabic, even the House Of Saud had a go. Its farcical tbh.

    2
  • Ron Knee

    May 20, 2020 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #22

    Peter Cook: I want you to lay down your life, Perkins. We need a futile gesture at this stage. It will raise the whole tone of the war. Get up in a crate, Perkins, pop over to Bremen, take a shufti, don’t come back. Goodbye, Perkins. God, I wish I was going too.

    Jonathan Miller: Goodbye, sir — or is it — au revoir?

    Peter Cook: No, Perkins.

    (Beyond the Fringe)

    8
  • Our Toon

    May 20, 2020 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #23

    Think anyone has a right to decide if they want to come back or not. We have no idea as to what there circumstances are at home with kids or family members.

    Cricketers are different, they do well financially but nowhere near what footballers earn, hence the reason why they have no issues returning.

    0
  • Our Toon

    May 20, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #24

    Irish

    Think players get more time off here as we are competing for less, bruce will to that is a certainty but players need a coach and someone who also respects them back.

    2
  • JDdubai

    May 20, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #25

    I get Danny rose’s comments but you can just see the difference in attitude and desire between him and jetro in terms of wanting to actually be at Newcastle.

    rose doesnt give a toss about us, not sure he really gives a toss about anyone anymore, just an outside chance of making the euros.
    willems is desperate to be here and that was before the takeover talk. Really hope his knee is good from now on.

    7
  • Our Toon

    May 20, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #26

    Bruce will go is the certainty

    1
  • Our Toon

    May 20, 2020 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #27

    Danny Rose did an interview a few years ago where he said he doesn’t like football, it’s a way for him to earn money but he wont miss the game at all when he retires.

    Personally dont really rate the lad myself, think we can do much better under new owners

    9
  • Jib

    May 20, 2020 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #28

    IrishRob
    I would think that Bruce probably just copied Rafa’s timetable
    I seem to remember recovery days being mentioned when he was here.

    I would accuse of prejudice against Bruce
    but Tsunki will accuse me of brokennoseism or Corbridgeism

    7
  • IrishRob

    May 20, 2020 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Our toon I’ve always understood most football clubs regardless of how Many competitions they are in come in and train twice a day, everyday except Sunday.

    Training twice a day 6 days a week excluding match days is what most teams do. Rose said in the interview hes never got anything more than one day a week off under any coach, untill he came to Newcastle and all of a sudden hes gett 2-3 days a week off. That’s crazy and it’s most definitely not normal even for teams not competing in other competitions.

    5
  • JDdubai

    May 20, 2020 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #30

    The Chronicle
    @ChronicleNUFC
    NEW: Hatice Cengiz has today sent a second letter to
    @premierleague
    asking for a meeting to be heard before a final decision is made on the Newcastle United Football Club takeover.

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  • IrishRob

    May 20, 2020 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #31

    Jib I’m not too sure where you heard that, Rafa had them in 24/7 he even had them training Sunday mornings when they had a stinker.

    It is not normal for professional teams to be given 3 days off a week regularly. Rose literally said it was a shock to the system coming up here in that regard.

    8
  • DaveD1000

    May 20, 2020 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Rose isn’t being asked to play yet he is being asked to train in a controlled way which may go on to a phase that will be closely monitored whilst being tested every two days. Ask some of the poor sods working in care homes how that compares to their situation. If he feels at risk….pull out and stfu

    5
  • IrishRob

    May 20, 2020 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #33

    JD agree 100% Willems is a top professional and wonderful for our club, I hope we sign him. I feel for Rose with depression it cant be easy, but that doesnt mean we should ignore his attitude and lack of motivation that is a clear result of his depression.

    Hes never once this season looked like he was really trying or wanting to get stuck in, imagine how he will be if hes made play now.

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    May 20, 2020 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #34

    So, announcement by T-time.

    Is that early Tea
    afternoon Tea
    high Tea
    Late T
    or Mr T will announce it….crazy fool !!!

    2
  • kilcline

    May 20, 2020 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #35

    Hatice Cengiz needs to do one, has she sent the same letters to Facebook, Disney etc?

    Football has nothing to do with Politics, it is a sport that gives us all a release from every day life.

    11
  • Novocastrian66

    May 20, 2020 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #36

    I used to have sympathy for Ms Cengiz. Not anymore. If the Premier League accede to her request, which they should not, it’s game over. They should politely tell her to foxtrot oscar. I suspect the Premier league will have had a shit load of meetings regarding this saga.

    1
  • Jib

    May 20, 2020 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #37

    IrishRob
    If you remember in normal times I post training pics
    Rafa most certainly did not have them in 24/7 they had
    regular rest days

    2
  • The Hit Man & Her

    May 20, 2020 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #38

    Let it go jib, I’ve moved on no doubt everyone else has. You got caught lying, again, apology accepted.

    11
  • dannitoon

    May 20, 2020 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #39

    It’s a shame people are forgetting about the non NHS critical care workers. I obviously appreciate the NHS but theres thousands of nurses visiting homes daily and are not getting the same appreciation…

    4
  • Jib

    May 20, 2020 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #40

    kashoggi was given a release from every day life in Istanbul

    1


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