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Newcastle United Foundation Staff Gear Up For Cycle Challenge

Three Foundation employees are taking part in an 80 kilometre cycle challenge, organised by Newcastle International Airport this Saturday to raise funds for the Foundation and their counterparts at Sunderland AFC’s Foundation of Light.

Youth and community staff members, Laura Wilson and Shaun Quinn will be joined by the school’s team project officer, James Keep to participate in the Northumberland – based cycle ride to support the airport’s fundraising challenge, as they know first-hand how much of a positive impact funds raised from the endeavour will have on the various projects they deliver in and around Newcastle. 

Starting at Newcastle Airport, the team comprising of airport staff, will cover 80km of the Northumberland countryside before finishing their route back at headquarters.

The two Foundations joined forces earlier this year in their successful bid to become the airport’s official charities and will benefit from funds raised from this challenging endeavour and other planned activities over the next two years.  

Jen Rea, Newcastle United Foundation’s fundraising and events co-ordinator said:

“We are delighted that Newcastle International Airport’s 80km Cycle Challenge will raise funds for ourselves and Foundation of Light.

“The money raised from the event will help both Foundations change the lives of disadvantaged children, young people and families across the North East. We wish the riders lots of luck and hope they enjoy the challenge!”

Project coordinator, Laura Wilson added:

“This cycle challenge is a great opportunity for us to help raise awareness of our projects with our fellow cyclists and at the same time help generate donations to support the projects we run.

“I see how much the kids we work with benefit from engaging with us so it’s absolutely worth making a donation to support us if you can.”

If you would like to make a donation to support Laura, James and Shaun please click here.

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