X Factor winner Joe McElderry surprised a group of young fundraisers who are to stage a collection at Newcastle United's home game against Chelsea.
The South Shields singer joined Winlaton Juniors Football Club as they planned their pre-match fundraising when the Magpies host Chelsea on February 2nd.
The young footballers will be raising funds for their club as well as the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
They were inspired to fundraise because the foundation, and The Alan Shearer Foundation, is hosting a fundraising gala at The Sage Gateshead to mark what would have been Sir Bobby's 80th birthday.
The star-studded event on February 18th sold out within hours of tickets going on sale, but it sparked the fundraising drive of the young footballers.
Young members of the club were at St James' Park this week to plan the details of their collection when they met Joe who is performing at Sir Bobby Robson - A Celebration.