Tuesday, 6 September 2011

£100,000 raised!

Fantastic news readers! The charity fund has now burst through over the £100k barrier and now stands at £100,002.56. I'm so pleased that all of the hard work has paid off and the rewards for St Benedict's Hospice and The Children's Foundation are there for all to be seen. It's a staggering sum of money. Absolutely staggering! Thanks so so much to everyone who has donated and made that possible.

News of the total broke on nufc.com earlier this evening "Another big thanks to everyone who continues to support Mark Allison's charity fundraising efforts - especially all those folks who attended his homecoming celebration at Gosforth Park on Saturday night.

So far that event has generated £10K in funds to benefit Mark's two chosen charities, pushing his running total up to an almighty £98.5K. And just before 8pm on Tuesday night, the £100K total was reached.

That total will continue to grow, with some auction items still available (listed online at Mark's website) and monies due from other events still to be included.

PS: by popular request, details of a further night of celebration at a city centre venue with what Mark calls "dirt cheap" ticket prices will be announced soon.

I'd also like to thank Daryl Sparey who paid £500 to the 2 charities to sing on stage with Jason Isaacs after his set at the ball. This is the man in action.

Thanks Daryl and thanks to everyone else who attended the sell out Run Geordie Run Charity Ball helping to raise £10,000 on the night for the 2 charities.