Our Stories

Our community's inspirational stories are at the heart of Newcastle United Foundation and why we do what we do. Get to know the people changing their lives with us.

Thursday 31st March 2022
Lily-Rose's Story: ‘As a trans-woman, St. James’ Park is one of my safe spaces’

Being trans is still a safety concern for me on a daily basis, which is why I have my safe spaces that I know well and that are familiar to me – like my church and, of course, St. James’ Park.

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Thursday 17th February 2022
Foundation’s disability football club still Chloe’s ‘favourite part of the week’ after attending for almost ten years

A young woman who has attended Newcastle United Foundation’s Visually Impaired Football Club for almost a decade continues to make “massive personal achievements” towards better mental and physical wellbeing.

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Friday 11th February 2022
Foundation help young Newcastle United supporter Blake ‘feel safe’ during covid anxiety

A 12-year-old struggling to cope with severe anxiety and stress during lockdown has been helped to “feel safe” through mental health support from Newcastle United Foundation.

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Monday 07th February 2022
Lucy 'happy and laughing again' after mental health support from Newcastle United Foundation

A teenager who "hit rock bottom" dealing with anxiety and low mood is smiling and laughing again following youth wellbeing support from Newcastle United Foundation.

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Monday 17th January 2022
Callum still enjoying football despite life threatening disease

A teenager who risks having a seizure every time he plays football is still able to enjoy the sport he loves through free sessions adapted for him by Newcastle United Foundation.

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Wednesday 01st December 2021
Foundation's Down Syndrome football team gives Emily a chance to be 'part of Newcastle United family'

A shy teenager who struggled to connect with her peers now has a whole team of new friends to get to know at Newcastle United Foundation's Down Syndrome Football Club sessions.

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Monday 29th November 2021
Newcastle Panthers captain backs 'vital' Rainbow Laces campaign with Newcastle United Foundation

Dedicating more than a decade to the North East's first and only LGBTQ+ football team supported by Newcastle United Foundation, the 35-year-old is a keen advocate for inclusion, diversity, and acceptance for all through the sport he loves.

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Friday 24th September 2021
Buddy Scheme friends meet face-to-face after 16 months of weekly calls

After 16 months of weekly phone calls together, a Newcastle United Foundation employee has finally met the man he has created a lasting friendship with during the coronavirus crisis.

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Wednesday 01st September 2021
Family taking on sixth Great North Run to keep Foundation's cerebral palsy sessions running for Matthew

A family who hold Newcastle United Foundation close to their hearts are taking on the Great North Run for the sixth consecutive year to continue supporting disability football sessions for their son.

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Thursday 22nd July 2021
Foundation volunteer Dale surprised with thank you message from United's Matty Longstaff

Newcastle United's Matty Longstaff has been getting to know Dale, an "inspirational" volunteer making a difference in one of the city's most iconic estates with Newcastle United Foundation.

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Monday 08th March 2021
Newcastle United Women captain Brooke Cochrane shares mental health journey to empower all genders in football community

Newcastle United Women captain Brooke Cochrane has been named as a Be A Game Changer ambassador with Newcastle United Foundation, strengthening her commitment to raising mental health awareness for all.

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Tuesday 02nd March 2021
James gave up hope of working after a brain injury, but now has his dream job through Foundation support

The life James knew as a teenager slipped away in an instant when he sustained a brain injury. Recovery to regain independence would be grueling, but of all the new challenges James was facing, it was rebuilding his self-confidence that proved the hardest.

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