As regular readers will know we have been promoting a fund-raising effort to purchase a huge surfer or jumbo flag to be displayed on The Gallowgate via the sale of a t-shirt which has been on sale for less than a month.

Those who have supported the t-shirt have contributed £1000 to the purchase of the first surfer flag and that money will be joined with the donations, monies raised at the first Gallowgate Flags Quiz to buy the flag.

May I thank everyone who has bought a t-shirt because without funds, Gallowgate Flags can’t do anything meaningful.

We’ll be continuing to take orders for the t-shirt right up until the end of January with additional monies donated to Gallowgate Flags until the t-shirt is taken off-sale.

To get a Gallowgate Flags t-shirt just click here

The featured picture above is the design to be used for the first surfer flag. Gallowgate Flags on several occasions invitedTF Mini Ads .indd designs for flags but very few were submitted and none were felt fit the bill as something to celebrate the club and to be used for some years to come. However, in future it is to be hoped those who donate to the various fund-raising exercises will get to vote on which flags are purchased.

The flag shown re-claims the name UNITED from the media who are determined to make it the sole property of some outfit from the Borough of Trafford. Its should also say something about those who support the club and the club itself.

The 6 stars at the top of the flag represent the six FA Cup wins of our history with the gold star symbolising the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup of 1969. The four blue stars underneath symbolise the club’s four championship titles. Obviously the four badges on the flag are what have appeared on the club’s shirt since 1892.

It is impossible (a bit like first team kits) to please everybody with whatever design is produced but this first surfer flag is meant to say a lot about the club and its history.

Everyone who has donated or supported the Gallowgate Quiz night or bought the fund-raiser t-shirt makes the flag displays happen. 

There will be more news about the surfer flag (which it is to be hoped will be the biggest in England) in particular when it will get its first display.

Huge credit should go to our good friends at NUFC.COM and the Newcastle United Supporters Trust who have been great advocates of GALLOWGATE FLAGS  and really swing behind the t-shirt fund-raiser.