A MAGAZINE devoted to the beautiful game is supporting budding Black Cats.
Seventy3, a retro Sunderland AFC fanzine, is sponsoring the U21 team from Hendon Young People’s Project (HYPP).
As well as funding strips, the sponsorship gives members of the project the chance to submit copy for the magazine.
Editor-in-chief Mal Robinson said: “We do football charity work over in Kenya with Gary Lamb and we were looking to help out a local charity.
“HYPP is right up our street because it gets kids off the street and into sport.”
Young people from the project will be donning their new kits at a charity football match being held at HYPP, in Church Street East, on Sunday.
It will raise funds for the East End Community Centre.
Richard Duggan, project manager at HYPP, said: “The pop in centre at the back of the old orphanage lost their funding for the minibus which used to pick up older people so we are trying to raise money for a new one.”
He added: “It’s fantastic that a publication like Seventy3 has taken the time and effort to support grass roots youth work.”
*The charity football match will take place from 3pm on Sunday at HYPP.