Date: 25th March 2020 at 7:00pm
Written by: Tony O'Connell

Some Magpies supporters have been voicing their respect for the Newcastle United Foundation for donating urgent food supplies to children in some of the town’s most deprived neighbourhoods.

The club have announced that volunteers from the foundation have been working on delivering urgent supplies to 2,000 children in the local area following the government’s decision to close all UK schools last week.

Many parents and guardians have been left in difficult positions as a result of the decision, by having to maintain a balance between family life and work, plus staying physically and mentally healthy.

The decision to close schools came as part of the government’s lockdown aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus, along with restricting all movement to “absolutely necessary” travel for work and to collect essential items.

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The entire Newcastle United Foundation have responded to the measures being introduced by becoming a point-of-call for those most in need, as part of the foundation’s mission to connect, motivate and inspire communities.

It is working alongside partner organisation North East mixed multi Academy Trust (NEAT) – who oversee a range of local schools – to deliver food parcels to children who would ordinarily receive free school meals.

Former Toon ‘keeper Stephen Harper has joined the plethora of fans on social media voicing their utmost respect for the club’s foundation, by praising them for working to ensure children in the most deprived areas do not go without during these unprecedented times.

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