North East UK news NUFC Foodbank closing in on record number of donations MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Instead of paying for tonight's pay-per-view coverage of Newcastle vs Manchester United, fans have donated to the Foodbank instead
Breaking News ! Matchday donations to the NUFC Fans' Foodbank have surpassed £5,000 this evening it has been announced. And the Foodbank are just £800 away from breaking their matchday donations record as Newcastle United fans have turned their back on tonight's pay-per-view coverage of the Magpies' Premier League clash with Manchester United. Steve Bruce's side welcome Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Red Devils to St James' Park this evening and could move up to second place in the Premier League table with a win. But with fans still locked out of stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic, there was uproar last week when it was announced the match would be broadcast live on Sky Sports Box Office for a fee of £14.95. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now All Premier League games had previously been available to watch on Sky Sports and BT Sport with an active subscription but fans are now having to fork out more money to watch the games that wouldn't normally be available to watch on live TV. With some Newcastle fans still waiting for refunds on season ticket money for the 2020/21 campaign, it proved to be the straw that broke the camel's back for many angry fans.
.95 they would have paid to watch the match to the NUFC Foodbank instead, many fans took up the offer.
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And the Geordie faithful have proven their generosity with the Foodbank confirming on social media that they are closing in on a record day of donatons. "Evening #GenerousGeordies & thanks for your donations," they tweeted. "We’ve just passed the £5000 mark that was our dream target & are now just £800 away from surpassing the record MatchDay total also set versus Man United. "Let’s do it! Enough is enough, £15 is too much. #CharityNotPPV"If you would like to make a donation to the NUFC Fans' Foodbank, you can do so here.
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