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Five Amazing Experiences Up For Grabs

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Newcastle United Foundation has five fantastic experiences available to bid for in the first ever 'Black and White' Christmas charity auction

Calling all Newcastle United fans: Newcastle United Foundation is offering you the chance to bid for five spectacular items in our first ever 'Black and White' Christmas charity auction.

Auction items include a 'behind the scenes' visit to the Newcastle United v Sunderland pre-match press conference with Alan Pardew; becoming a club reporter to interview a first team player; and putting the team shirts out before a Premiership game.

Our fabulous, not-to-be-missed experiences would make an ideal Christmas present for any loyal Newcastle United fan.

All proceeds from this auction will go to the Newcastle United Foundation which makes a difference to the lives of over 38,000 children, young adults and families across the North-East every year.

Bidding starts on Thursday, 29th November from 4pm for ten days. For more information or to bid, go to www.ebay.co.uk/newcastleunitedfoundation

Lot 1
'Behind the scenes' Press Room experience - Newcastle United v Sunderland game

An unforgettable experience before one of the biggest games of the 2012/13 season. This is your chance to meet manager Alan Pardew before the Newcastle United v Sunderland game on 13th April, 2013, and take part in the pre-match conference.

// One adult and one child will meet with the Newcastle United's Head of Media at Newcastle United's training ground before the pre-match press conference *
// Experience for yourself the build-up of excitement before this historic fixture
// Walk with manager Alan Pardew to the press room
// Your child will then get the unique opportunity to ask Alan Pardew the first question at the press conference in front of a packed house of local and national media
// Lunch with the media team

* This is usually two days before the match - usually Thursday before a Sunday game - will be confirmed three weeks before game

Lot 2
Interview a Newcastle United first-team player

This is your opportunity to become a sports reporter and interview a top Newcastle United first-team player.

// One adult and one child will meet with the Newcastle United's media team at Newcastle United's Training Ground *
// You will receive expert tips on how to interview your Newcastle United star from our Head of Media
// You will sit in the media hot seat in Newcastle United's media suite and put your questions to a top first-team player in a ten-minute interview
// Take home a DVD copy of the interview so you can relive the best moments of the day
// Team photograph signed by the player you interview

*Arrival will be approximately 12 noon at the training ground; interview day will be a Tuesday or Thursday (date tbc)

Lot 3
Newcastle United framed home football shirt signed by 2012/13 first team

// Not to be missed opportunity to own this piece of Newcastle United history
// Is an ideal Christmas gift for any Newcastle United fan
// Certificate of authenticity will be provided
// Buyer to collect from stadium

Lot 4
Ultimate 'kitman' experience

You and a guest can bid for the chance to put Newcastle United players' shirts out in the home changing room before the Liverpool game on Saturday, 27th April 2013 *.

// An exclusive opportunity to see exactly how the kit is prepared for a matchday
// You will be part of kit team, lead by Newcastle United's head kitman, Ray Thompson, who will prepare the black and white strips for this much-anticipated fixture at St. James' Park
// This is one of the most important jobs at the club as you are responsible for the shirts of each individual first-team player
// After preparing the strips, you will then have lunch with the kit team and backroom staff in the Players' Lounge
// Includes two tickets for the game

* Player availability and game fixtures are subject to change

Lot 5
Ballboy/girl experience for the family at Newcastle United v Reading

// A unique chance to bid for two ballgirl/boy places at Newcastle United v Reading on Saturday, 19th January, 2013
// Fantastic experience for young fans aged 9-14 years to see the action up close and be a real part of a Newcastle United Premier League game
// Package includes two adult match tickets
// Refreshments provided for the ballboy/girls at half time *

* We will contact you two weeks before the game with a specific itinerary