Newcastle fans have begun a fundraiser in honor of the late Christian Atsu, including a supporter’s group hoping to conclude the former winger’s project of developing a new school in Ghana.
Newcastle fans start a fundraiser to develop a new school in Ghana in honor of Christian Atsu
Christian Atsu’s tragic demise in the devastating Turkey earthquake has left everyone shocked and grieved. Atsu, 31, was confirmed to have died after his body was discovered on Saturday following the devastation in Turkey and Syria.
Tributes from his former clubs, like Magpies and Chelsea, have come in after the news was confirmed.
In their game against Liverpool on Saturday, Newcastle observed a minute of silence for Atsu at St. James’ Park. Now the fan group Talk of Tyneside has begun a charity initiative to support a cause close to the late footballer’s heart.
The former Magpie and Chelsea winger was the ambassador for the charity Arms Around the Child, which he was working alongside to support the development of the new school, with the project already kicking off. The group is now requesting the fans to donate to their fundraiser to help wrap up what he started in his motherland, Ghana, with above €600 being collected so far.
What did Talk of Tyneside say?
“Christian Atsu was a well-loved figure on Tyneside, and this has been highlighted by the scale of tributes paid to him by Newcastle United Football club and its fans.
Following his passing, we are hoping to find a way to give supporters a way to show appreciation for his service to the club, and raising money for a fantastic charity that he worked with feels like the perfect way to do so.”
The Ghana national footballer went missing 12 days ago before being officially confirmed as dead by his agent Murat Uzunmehmet.