Newcastle United Foundation Nets Thousands For Charity
Toon fans from around the world have raised thousands of pounds for the Magpie’s Charity from the end of season online auction.
The Newcastle United memorabilia were listed on the Foundation’s official eBay store from the end of May, sold over a two week period and netted an impressive £6,609.60. By far the most popular item was Jack Colback’s signed member’s shirt, raising a massive £531.00.
Among the other items was a full set of signed match day programmes from the 2014-15 season which fetched £165, Moussa Sissoko’s signed shirt was bought for £501.00 and Tim Krul’s boots raised £243.00.
Events and fundraising coordinator, Jen Rea said:
“We want to thank the players for donating the items to our auction but most of all those supporters who have helped us raise such a fantastic amount by bidding on eBay.”
Every penny raised from this season’s charity eBay auction will help the Foundation reach its £2 million annual fundraising target. Every year, Newcastle United Foundation helps 50,000 disadvantaged children, young people and families across the North East, using the power of football to engage, inspire and motivate communities.
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