Raising money for charity
The NUFC and SAFC mascots came for an ultimate penalty shootout at Quorum Sports Courts. Participants had 3 shots to score a goal against their choice of mascot in a nail-biting tournament.
Monty and Maggie Magpie for NUFC and Samson and Delilah Blackcat for SAFC came along and were great sports as well as fairly skilled goalkeepers!
The penalty shootout helped to raise money for the Newcastle Foundation and Foundation of Light; the respective charities for each Football Club.
The Newcastle Foundations mission: “To use the local passion for football to encourage learning and promote healthy lifestyles that will make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children, young people and families in our region.
Last season, the Foundation helped over 50,000 local people and we aim to increase this during 2014/15. We are fortunate to receive a huge amount of support from Newcastle United Football Club, but as a local, independent charity we also need to raise over £1.5 million annually to fund our projects.”
The Foundation of Light’s established in 2001 by former club Chairman Sir Bob Murray CBE.
“We use the power of football to involve, educate and inspire more than 42,000 young people and their families across the North East each year through a broad range of innovative and award-winning programmes that can help change their lives.
The organisation is committed and pro-active in addressing the issues within our community, running programmes at specially designed classrooms within the Stadium of Light, in local schools, community centres and at bespoke outreach centres throughout Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham.
Our passionate, dedicated and highly skilled team includes more than 100 professional teachers, health workers, football coaches, family learning officers, youth workers and support staff. This means a very diverse range of talent, skills and experience, all united in a common passion, enthusiasm and drive to make a difference.”