Newcastle fans have initiated a fundraiser in honour of the late Christian Atsu as a supporters group hopes to complete the former winger’s project of building a new school in Ghana.
Atsu died under the rubble of the devastating earthquake that occurred in Turkey and Syria.
On Saturday, Newcastle observed a minute’s silence for Atsu at St James’s park before their 2-0 loss to Liverpool. A fan group, Talk of Tyneside, has commenced a charity initiative in his name.
Atsu was an ambassador for the charity Arms Around the Child, where he was working together to build the new school in Ghana.
Talk of Tyneside are now asking fans to donate to their fundraiser to help complete what he started in Ghana with more than £600 being raised so far.
Talk of Tyneside said: “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 were 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.
Ellie Milner from Arms Around The Child said: “Christian touched the lives of so many with his charity work, we are determined to keep his legacy alive by raising funds to finish the school buildings in Senya Beraku – and support the children he loved so much.”
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