You may have seen in the local media that a load of mates and myself have chipped in to do a plane banner to fly over Sunderland.
The idea was simply to have a bit of a laugh at their expense once confirmed that they are relegated.
There were 20 or 30 of us originally involved but thanks to social media it has gone a little bit crazy and after seeing the number of people donating, we then decided to make it so the banner will be voted for online with a few options.
Maybe celebrating our promotion or a fighting against Cancer themed one (‘Cancer has no colours’ etc), which I’ve agreed to talk to the parents of the children about nearer the time .
The final choice of ideas to vote on will be publicised in due course.
Donations are still coming in and we have already gone way past the £960 needed to do the banner idea.
We have raised £2300 up to now and the surplus is to be divided between Frankie Sherwood, Hope Feeney and Bradley Lowery, three brave local kids who are all battling cancer.
Without the banner we probably would have raised very little money but now we’ve collected so much, the banner seems almost irrelevant, but will still go ahead.
It’s a bit of fun without trouble and Sunderland fans as well as Boro supporters have donated – as I have a lot of my mates who work offshore.
A lot of people are seemingly against the idea of a banner but we are saying that without the banner there is no donation to the kids, as the banner was solely the reason people originally donated money.
We are having a laugh and also now the banner is long ago paid for, we are generating some cash that will help in some small way the three kids named above.
If any Newcastle fans did want to top up that amount for the kids, then the link is PayPal [email protected] and I can be mailed on this to arrange payment methods.
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