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£10,000 award to fund project for disabled footballers

Newcastle United Foundation is celebrating a £10,000award from players of People's Postcode Lottery, through People's Postcode Trust.

Theawardwas handed over during half time at Newcastle United vs Leicester on Saturday 18th October.The Head of the Newcastle United Foundation, Kate Bradley, was on hand to accept the cheque, offeredby Michael O'Connor from People's Postcode Lottery and Joe Ray from People's Postcode Trust.

The award will fund the Foundation's flagship football project for children and young people with disabilities, Football for All. Thanks to the project, 150 disabled young footballers have the chance to play football every week after school, with another 500 children playing in school time. The Foundation has established a number of teams who represent Newcastle United, including Down's Syndrome, Wheelchair Football, Visually Impaired and Cerebral Palsy teams.

Joe Ray from People's Postcode Trust said,"We had such a fantastic day attending the Newcastle United vs Leicester City football game on Saturday to present the cheque to Newcastle United Foundation. The Foundation's flagship football project is a great opportunity for young disabled people to experience the joys of football, as well as being able to play with other children in their age groups."

Kate Bradley added, "We are delighted to receive this fundingfrom players of People's Postcode Lottery. Thanks to this award, even more disabled children can play football in the region."

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