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SAFC gives children’s homes free tickets for Sunderland vs Tottenham

Show Racism the Red Card Dean Gordon and Coun Joan Atkinson present football tickets to children's home manager Darren Bird and deputy manager Diane Bevan to take children to football games

Show Racism the Red Card Dean Gordon and Coun Joan Atkinson present football tickets to children's home manager Darren Bird and deputy manager Diane Bevan to take children to football games

SAFC are set to get Christmas off to a great start for young people living in children’s homes.

The club has given tickets for Saturday’s home game against Tottenham Hotspur to Show Racism the Red Card.

The anti-racism campaign has passed those tickets on to two children’s homes in South Tyneside, allowing six residents to attend the match at the Stadium of Light.

Gary Hutchinson, commercial director of Sunderland AFC, said he was pleased to be able to help out the club’s fans across the region.

He said: “Although our stadium is based in Sunderland, our academy and many of our fans are located in South Tyneside.

“As a result, we are pleased to support communities in this area in various projects.” The tickets were presented to the managers of the two homes – Diane Bevan and Darren Bird – on Friday, by Jeff Morgan, North East education manager for Show Racism the Red Card, and Coun Joan Atkinson, lead member for children, young people and families at South Tyneside Council.

She said: “We really appreciate the kindness and goodwill being shown by Sunderland AFC.

“Football plays an important role in the North East community and helps to bring people of all ages closer together.”

Mr Morgan said: “We are very grateful.

“It is great to be able to give these young people the opportunity to watch their favourite team.”

 

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