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Turnbull supports Newton Aycliffe campaign

Chelsea goalkeeper Ross Turnbull has offered his support to a new campaign aimed at raising funds for Newton Aycliffe FC.

Turnbull, who won the Champions League with Chelsea last weekend, played for the non-league club as a youth team player. He spent several years at Newton Aycliffe before joining Middlesbrough's academy.

But the 27-year-old hasn't forgotten his roots, and he's asking fans to get behind their new 'Give Us A Quid!' campaign to raise money ahead of next season.

My dreams have come true and hopefully other people's will as well.

– Ross Turnbull, Chelsea FC

He said: "Over the last couple of days I've started to remember them. You go from such a high of being at the top of winning the Champions League with Chelsea. You just think of all the moments you spend at Newton Aycliffe Football Club playing with your friends."

The campaign was designed to urge supporters to donate £1 each to help the club financially.

The County Durham side have set up a PayPal account for donations.

Turnbull added: "If everyone in the town centre does that. Gives one pound to the football club, then they're going to be pretty massive. So it's a small amount and, as a I say, hopefully people get onboard and help the football club achieve what they want to achieve.

"My dreams have come true and hopefully other people's will as well."

Turnbull joined Chelsea on a free transfer from Middlesbrough in July 2009. Since signing for the London club, he's won the UEFA Champions League, and the FA Cup twice.

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