Newcastle United has kindly donated the strips they wore in memory of the much loved player Pavel Srníček ahead of last season’s fixture against Arsenal, to the Foundation.
The shirts were auctioned online with proceeds split between their Foundation and St Oswald’s Hospice, as requested by Pav’s family. A fantastic £500 was raised from the sale of the shirts, which drew lots of attention during their time on eBay!
Head of Newcastle United Foundation, Kate Bradley, said: “Pav was a hugely popular figure, committed to supporting the local community and the auction of these shirts will benefit two very worthy organisations. The Foundation works with almost 50,000 disadvantaged young people and families every year so every penny raised goes towards making a real difference to their lives on the local community.”
Siobhan Sargeant, Corporate Fundraiser at St Oswald’s Hospice added: “We are so grateful to Newcastle United for the donation of football shirts to raise funds for St Oswald’s. Pavel Srníček was a valued supporter of the Hospice. We are honoured to be the charity chosen to benefit from the sale of these shirts, in his memory. £500 is a large sum to us, so we are delighted!
“We have to raise over £7 million each year, so support from our local community is vital to allow us to continue providing care to local adults, young people and children with incurable conditions.”