Newcastle United Supporters Trust donates £30,000 to Newcastle United Foundation following 1892 Pledge scheme

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Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) has donated £30,000 to the Newcastle United Foundation (NUF) following the end of its 1892 Pledge scheme.

SportsByte reported earlier in the year how the proposal, which aimed to secure a small stake in Newcastle United for the Trust to deliver on a promise of fan ownership, was set to end.

It was recently agreed that the donations – which totalled a staggering £200,000 – would be split between the Alan Shearer Foundation, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the NUFC Food Bank as well as the NUF aforementioned.

Steve Beharall, Head of Foundation, of the NUF said in the letter attached: “The money donated from 1892 Pledge will be essential in supporting the amazing work that we provide in local communities across the North East.

“We’re incredibly proud and grateful that the members of the Trust have voted in favour of the charity proposal and were thrilled to hear it was by a 97.5% margin, with your support we can continue to provide life changing work.

“Thank you again for your support and I hope we can continue working together in the future ensuring a postitive impact across our community.”

The letter also said that the donation will form part of plans to create a NUST classroom which “will [be] an inspirational environment for young people to learn, have fun and exercise” while “providing an accessible base for extracurricular learning for children in the heart of Newcastle.”

Membership is £1 per year to join the NUST. Read its website to learn more about the Trust as well as further information on the former 1892 Pledge scheme.

Nathan Bell

Volunteer at Gateshead FC, Media Assistant at Hebburn Town.