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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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