Former Newcastle forward, Christian Atsu who tragically perished in the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria recently is being remembered by Newcastle United supporters.
As an ambassador for the charity Arms Around the Child, Atsu, who had previously played for the Magpies and Chelsea, was working on a project to construct a new school in his home country.
At a charged St James’ Park, Newcastle remembered Atsu by conducting a moment of silence prior to their match against Liverpool. In honour of Atsu, the fan organization Talk of Tyneside has launched a charitable endeavour to complete the school project. They are requesting support from followers for the fundraising, which has raised more than £600 so far.
Talk of Tyneside stated that they wanted to provide a method for fans to express their gratitude for Atsu’s contributions to the team and his involvement with the charity. The group claimed that because Atsu was well-liked on Tyneside, supporting the charity felt like the right tribute to pay to him.
“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, also from Arms Around the Child, spoke about Atsu’s charity work and how they 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.
Ellie Milner from Arms Around The Child added: “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.”
Meanwhile, Tru News Report in a previous publication stated that Atsu’s mortal remains arrived in Ghana on Sunday for burial.
Source – Tru News Report