The dressing room

By Dan Sheridan - Newcastle United Managing Editor

Newcastle United Foundation is once more aiming to raise thousands of pounds by launching an exclusive end of season kit auction this weekend.

The Club's charity raised thousands of pounds this time last year after receiving hundreds of bids for match-worn shirts, shorts and boots via online auction site eBay.

And from Sunday, Magpies fans can bid for an array of exclusive kit and memorabilia from the memorable 2011/12 campaign, that saw the Toon finish fifth in the Premier League and qualify for Europe.

Players and management alike have donated lots more match-worn items this time around as well as training gear and other items from the season, offering a great chance for fans to show their support for the Club's official charity.

Among the goodies up for grabs is Alan Pardew's training gear, a pair of football boots worn by Mike Williamson, a full set of signed matchday programmes from every home game last season and a Spiderman mask signed by Jonás Gutiérrez.

There is also match-worn kit and training wear from the whole squad.

The online auction begins at 2pm this Sunday (27th May) and runs for just over four weeks, until 25th June. Each listing lasts for seven days, with a new batch of items added every Sunday until everything is sold out!

Listings will be on Newcastle United Foundation's eBay auction site and every penny raised will go to the Foundation to help support local children and families.