We’ve heard disappointing news that there has been a big drop off in donations to the Newcastle United fans Foodbank so if you can donations before tomorrow’s game would be much appreciated.

The donation point is on Strawberry Place, opposite NINE BAR – we understand the usual place will be open from 1pm.

There was a big fancy doo for the Newcastle United Foundation this week where there was some back-slapping at what had been achieved for the Foodbank (the invitation to TF must have got lost in the post (insert sarcastic face here)) but it is those who make the donations who make this happen and that is the likes of you reading this old toffee.

Please give what you can, the need in our Geordie communities is increasing all of the time.

Thank you.