Alan Pardew

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter


Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew delivered a different kind of team talk on Friday night as he did his bit for Sport Relief.

The Magpies' manager is used to giving his inspirational speeches in the dressing room to a bunch of footballers, but swapped that for volunteers at a call centre all in the name of charity.

Pardew dropped into the Sport Relief call centre, in Gosforth, where he issued the fundraisers with a pep talk and congratulated them on the work they were doing for the fantastic cause.

More than £50 million has been raised so far to help not only people in the UK, but also across the world's poorest countries, and Pardew said: "It was a great night and a real honour to go along to the call centre.

"It was fantastic to meet the people who volunteer their time, and it was great to see all the money coming in for Sport Relief. It is sometimes too easy to take for granted how fortunate we are compared to others, and so it is nice to try and make a difference however you can."


Alan Pardew