443,596 Extra Reasons Why Alan Shearer Is The Greatest Living Geordie
We all might be able to come up with other candidates who don’t make the headlines but in terms of high profile locals, Alan Shearer’s selfless behaviour in his commitment to helping others must surely earn him the title of being the ‘Greatest Living Geordie’.
He came back to Newcastle when he could have signed for any other club in the world, what’s more he even stayed at St.James’ Park until the very end of his career despite his patience surely being tested to the limit by the idiotic actions of those running the club.
Even better, Alan Shearer gave up his England career so he would be able to give his all for Newcastle, rather than dilute his powers.
He also gave us a few goals as well.
However, maybe like Sir Bobby Robson his greatest legacy is going to come after his football career. Shearer’s retirement saw him give all of his Testimonial proceeds to charities, including a donation that enabled the setting up of the Alan Shearer Centre which does magnificent work to help local people and can be checked out HERE.
Furthermore the Newcastle legend has committed to raising a minimum of £250,000 each year via his Alan Shearer Foundation to help with the running costs of that centre, find out how you can help HERE.
However, he is also doing his bit on a national/international scale with initiatives such as his recent Sport Relief challenge.
Just in case you missed it, Alan Shearer and Robbie Savage took on a five day challenge of sitting on forty five thousand Wembley seats each, spread over five days.
All joking apart, this was a serious, and painful, challenge.
The sheer repetition and friction on sore bits is a tribute to both participants but there could be only one winner.
Alan Shearer went into the last day almost a thousand seats ahead and he didn’t relinquish his grip, finishing his 45,000 seats a full thirteen minutes ahead of Robbie Savage.
However, in reality both ex-players were winners of course, as it has just been revealed that between them they have raised an astounding £443,596 thanks to their backsides.
— Sport Relief (@sportrelief) March 21, 2014
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