The Newcastle United Foundation will now be taking an even biggerleadership role in the local community now that Rafa Benitez has joined the club and wants almost everything Newcastle to revolve around the Newcastle United Football Club. We have already seen how keen Rafa is for the club and his players to becomeinvolved in the [.
The big news yesterday was that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez visited the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre at the Freeman Hospital's Northern Centre for Cancer Care, accompanied by Lady Elsie Robson. Thecharity was launched by Sir Bobby back in March, 2008, the year before he passed away of cancer and it has already [.
We had seen the photo of Alan Shearer below carrying out a disabled fan before the Entertainers game and thought it reflected so well on Alan Shearer himself and on The Alan Shearer Foundation. It turns out the boy is 9 year-old Kian Henaghan from Cullercoats and he was Alan's mascot for the game. Alan [.
Montse Benitez is Rafa's wife (they were married in 1998) and createdtheMontse Benitez Foundation inSeptember 30, 2011 and she is in the news today because she haspaid for 40 children to go on a fabulous trip to Disneyland. There was some news of the Foundation in the local Newcastle press after Rafa joined Newcastle in [.
David Ginola is a very lucky man to still be alive today, as he recovers in a French hospital after having an emergency six-hour quadruple heart bypass surgery. The earlier news was that he had suffered a heart attack while playing in a charity football match but that was being denied yesterday. Butit turns out [.
Two brothers Phil and Richard Milbourne are on a mission to cycle to all 92 Premier and Football League grounds in England and Wales during four weeks in July and August 2015. It's all on behalf of charity and they are raising money for Breast Cancer Care and the British Liver Trust. Phil and Richard [.
News that Newcastle United have cancelled their end of season awards ceremony, which was planned for next week at St. James' Park, because the club is fighting against relegation, and it's the right thing to do but they left it a bit late. Lee Charnley left the cancellation late After our terrible defeat [.
In the ALS ice bucket challenge, Sunderland AFC owner Ellis Short has challenged Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, manager Alan Pardew and Jack Colback, the former Sunderland player. Now the big question is whether we will ever see the reclusive Mike Ashley take this challenge on video for charity? https://www.
It is five years today that the former Ipswich Town, Newcastle United and England manager Sir Bobby Robson sadly passed away, after losing his long fight with cancer. John Carver and Bobby Robson while at Newcastle Lady Elsie Robson has given a (very) long interview on the FA site today, and has talked about her [.
Mike Williamson has been a bit of a revelation this season, since he forced his way back into the first team line-up at Everton, Mike has played all the games and he's been in very good form, and has formed a very good partnership in central defense with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Great shot of Mike Williamson [.
Gary Speed died tragically on November 27th, 2011 at the young age of 42, and the two year anniversary of his passing will be coming up in a couple of weeks. This is the almost finished painting of Gary Speed As a tribute to Gary and in his memory, reader David Brown has painted a [...]
Newcastle fans were upbeat on Thursday morning after there were just fantastic scenes at SteveHarpers' testimonial game for 20 years of loyal service to the club, and many former greats turned up for Newcastle, and the AC Milan side were also full of former great Italian players. A potpourri of photos from Wednesday night [.
Paolo Maldini is one of the greatest defenders to have ever played the game and and he played for only one team AC Milan, his home town club and he played 902 times over twenty five years- and also played 126 times for Italy. Steve Harper presented with plaque by the great Paolo Maldini [...]
There was just an amazingturnoutfor Steve Harper's testimonial tonight at St. James Park, where the official attendance was 50,793. AC Milan Glorie line up before the testimonial game tonight The match was between the Newcastle Legends side and an AC Milan Glorie side, with Milan finally winning on a penalty shoot out 2-1, after the [.
Steve Harper has given a lot of interviews in the press today, before he plays in his testimonial tonight, when a Newcastlke United eleven will play an AC Milan eleven for charity, and it looks like the attendance will be over 40,000 for the game. Steve Harper some open wounds last season Steve has [.
Steve Harper will have his testimonial game against an AC Milan side on Wednesday night at St. James' Park, and Steve is raising money for the Newcastle United Foundation, the Great North Children's Hospital and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. A tearful Steve Harper after the Arsenal game in May And it seems it';s going [.
Two Newcastle fans, Hamish Allan and Kit Alexander from Northumbria University, and readers of this blog (well at least now and then), have managed to finish all aspects of their extremely grueling Italian Job triathlonsuccessfully, and on schedule too. The two lads did all this for charity. Hamish Allan and Kit Alexander The triathlon was [.
Papiss Cisse has not travelled on Newcastle's pre-season tour to Portugal due to his ongoing row over Wonga's shirt sponsorship deal. The Senegal striker refuses to where the payday loan company's logo, saying it is against his Muslim beliefs. The 28-year-old has been training alone since returning to pre-season last week.
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has been forced to train on his own following a row over the club's shirt sponsorship deal with payday loan company Wonga. The Senegal international says the company's business practices are at odds with his Muslim faith and refuses to wear its logo. He only returned from an extended summer break [.
Newcastle fan and blog reader Peter Hale's father was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer last year, but with surgery he has made a good recovery and he is doing well so far. Great Wall of China Peter says the Macmillan Cancer Support group have been great to him and his father, and he now wants to [...]
We're always pleased to help our readers do some good things for charity and here are a couple of them we'd like to showcase today. Newcastle fans doing good things for charity One of our readers Gareth Hawkins, along with two friends will be climbing the highest peak in England, Scotland and Wales [.
One of the things we liked about Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa before he arrived at Newcastle in January, is that he is a very good leader, both one and off the pitch, and Newcastle need leaders in the team. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has good leadership skills Mapou was the captain at Montpellier when they won the French [.
Newcastle players Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Massadio Haidara both participated in workshops for some local youngsters yesterday afternoon, that were aimed at wiping out racism in the community. Haidara and Yanga-Mbiwa in workshops yesterday Both players are new to the club, since joining in late January, and they participated with education workers and coaches from Show [.
We did an emotional piece on Eve a good few weeks ago, and her father Ian Anderson took her to meet the Newcastle team for the game against Fulham last Sunday, where Eve was the Newcastle mascot. Eve shown with the Newcastle players and father Ian (in blue) before the Fulham game Eve collapsed [...
A Manchester City supporter has promised to get a Manchester United tattoo if he manages to raise Â£1,500 for charity. Chris Worthington, of Macclesfield, is raising funds for the When You Wish Upon Star charity, which helped his seven-year-old daughter Poppy during her battle with a brain tumour. If he reaches his target, Chris will [.
A piece of chewing gum reported to be the last chewed by Sir Alex Ferguson as a football manager is available to buy on eBay. The gum was reportedly retrieved by a fan at the Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon, placed in a wooden case and stuck on the internet auction site. The listing read: "Used [...]
No, Jamie Carragher's not out of retirement. But the Liverpool great has been talking about the time he partnered the Reds' new signing Mamadou Sakho in defence. The pair was teamed up during a charity match in Corsica 18 months ago, so he has seen the former PSG man at close quarters. He told the [.
As we all know, the highlight of yesterday's Stiliyan Petrov charity match was Gabriel Agbonlahor clattering into a member of One Direction causing him to vomit. But a very close second was this long-range effort from Chelsea skipper John Terry. He proved that all those years on international duty with David Beckham were put to [.
Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery traded his mascot at a charity match because he thought his was too tall. Ahead of Mark Van Bommel's testimonial match last week, the France international appeared to become concerned at the height of the child with whom he was holding hands. Spotting a much smaller model up ahead, the [.
Watching Per Mertesacker play, it often appears like a constant challenge for the lanky German to remain upright. But it turns out he's got all kinds of crazy skills in his locker he just doesn't risk them when he's at the heart of the Arsenal defence. A charity match organised by Michael Ballack was [.
In the aftermath of the Bastille Day terror attack in their home city, OGC Nice decided to play their next game against Rennes with both teams wearing special shirtsproduced in tribute to the 85 victims.
The plan was to auction off the jerseysafter the match in order to raise money for the families of the 85 people who lost their lives whilecelebrating the French public holiday on July 14th.
Proving once again that he's what the people of Spainrefer to as "a good huevo", Xavi has donated an entire yacht to charity in a bid to raise fundsfor those affected by the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis.
According to AS, Xavi has given the nine-metre vessel to Barcelona-based sea rescue organisationProActiva Open Arms and told them to auction it off as they continue their operations off the coast of Lesbos, Libya and in the wider Mediterranean.
In a change fromour regularly scheduled footballing irreverence, I'd like if I may to alert you to the fact that during the last month of May 2016, I (Chris) will be undertaking a charity hike in the hope of raisingfunds for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.
As he's demonstrated several times in the recent past, Steven Naismith is a jolly good egg.
Indeed, the Everton forward's latest incredibly generousgesture has seen him lay on a complimentary Christmas dinner for hundreds of homeless people in Glasgow.
Naismithagreed to sponsor an annual meal that was organised by national homeless charity Loaves and Fishes, which seeks to provide support for those unfortunate enough to be sleeping rough on city streets.
Na, schon überlegt, was Du im Juni und Juli anziehen willst, wenn sich alles um die Weltmeisterschaft dreht? Zum Public Viewing wird das Deutschland Trikot getragen, das ist klar. Aber was ziehst du im Alltag an? Irgendein kultiges Fussballshirt sollte es schon sein, schließlich will man ja voll mit dem.
The Steve Harper testimonial was very special for Newcastle for a number of reasons, and it wasn't just that a fantastic 51,000 fans turned out for the charity game, but it also reminded Newcastle fans of what some great players we have had at the club, and some great teams too. Davide Santon improving [.
Here's an awesome candid of Paris Saint-Germain's proud Brazilian recruit, Lucas Moura, kissing his shiny new "Trophee des Champions" on Saturday, after a 2-1 win over Bordeaux in Libreville. Oh, and they didn't need Edinson Cavani or Marquinhos to get the job done at all Snaaaap!
For six English girls, summer means training to swim the English Channel to raise money for charity. They are6GirlsNoBuoys, and they've been practicing in pools to gain strength and in Hyde Park'sSerpentine Lake to adjust to cold waterbut now have to get used to waves and the channels' strong currents.