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Foundation launches end of season eBay auction

Kit worn by the Newcastle United players during the 2018/19 season is among items being auctioned off to raise funds for community projects across the North East.

Match worn shirts and shorts and training kit have been donated by the team to Newcastle United Foundation, with the first of four online auctions now open.

Recently, an auction of one-off 'United As One' campaign shirts worn by the team in the 3-1 win over Southampton raised more than £8,000 for the charity, with the funds going towards Foundation community programmes across Newcastle, Gateshead, Northumberland and North Tyneside.

There will be four online auctions over four consecutive weeks, with the first starting on Tuesday, 21st May. For each following week the auction will start on the Tuesday and close the following Tuesday; for example, week two will start on Tuesday, 28th May and end on Tuesday, 4th June.

All items will be listed on Newcastle United Foundation's eBay auction site, which can be found here, and every penny raised will go to the charity (registered charity no. 1124896) to help support local children and families.

Caroline Brown, events manager at Newcastle United Foundation, said: "We're so grateful to Rafa Benítez and the team for once again supporting our end of season eBay auction. We would like to say a huge thank you to the first team for donating so many items to the auction.

"The funds raised through the auction will be put towards projects across our region, allowing Newcastle United Foundation to offer life changing opportunities to the most disadvantaged people in our community."

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