Our Super Nine

26 March 2015

Number 9 Shirt

A huge thank you is being extended to a special "team" of corporations who have supported the Alan Shearer Foundation for the past two years.

In 2013 the Foundation reached out to businesses in the North East for financial backing - and we were overwhelmed with the response. We secured a core group of nine supporters, nine being Alan Shearer's revered football shirt number!

Our nine benefactors gave a commitment to support the Foundation for two years providing a secure funding platform for us to build upon and helping us to work towards the Foundation's goal of raising £250,000 each year.

All funds raised through the Foundation are used to maintain and develop the specialist services provided at the Alan Shearer Centre in Newcastle for people with profound disabilities and acute sensory impairments. Foundation funding also ensures that the Activity Centre's facilities remain free of charge to our users.

As the two year funding phase draws to a close the Foundation is expressing its enormous gratitude to our team of nine supporters. Through their generosity we have been able to complete an extensive refurbishment of the sensory rooms at the Alan Shearer Centre and begin major work on an extension of our hydrotherapy pool.

The Foundation is now looking for a commitment from benefactors to support the Alan Shearer Centre for the next two years. Anyone interested in becoming one of our nine supporters should please contact Lesley Fulton Lesley.fulton@alanshearerfoundation.org.uk who will let you know what is involved.