Footballer offers Alzheimer's support

Newcastle United forward Peter Lovenkrands is giving his support to charities raising money for Alzheimer's disease.

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Lovenkrands raises thousands

Newcastle United striker Peter Lovenkrands has raised more than 20 thousands pounds for the Alzheimer's Society through an online auction. The Danish forward lost his father Bent, to the illness two years ago.

He's been offering items from his Magpies' teammates via a fundraising page on the website JustGiving. They included Tim Kruhl's signed goal keeper gloves and a match worn number nine shirt from Papiss Cisse.

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Peter Lovenkrands: Best moments

Here's some of the highlights of Peter Lovenkrands' career to date.

The Denmark international scored for Rangers against Villarreal in the Champions League knock-out phase in February 2006.

He also grabbed a hat trick in Newcastle United's 3-0 FA Cup win over Plymouth Argyle in January 2010.

Newcastle players support Lovenkrands cause

Tim Krul donates signed shirt and photograph Credit: Peter Lovenkrands

A number of Newcastle United stars have donated items to support Peter Lovenkrands with his fundraising for Alzheimer's disease.

Tim Krul, Steven Taylor, and Papiss Demba Cisse are among the players who've given items including signed shirts, pictures, and other memorabilia.

Steven Taylor with a pair of his boots Credit: Peter Lovenkrands

So far, Lovenkrands has raised more than £18,000 for charity.

People who make donations on his JustGiving page have the chance to win these items.

Papiss Demba Cisse with signed shirt Credit: Peter Lovenkrands

Magpies star supports Alzheimer's charities

Peter Lovenkrands, with family, at St James' Park Credit: ITV

Newcastle United forward Peter Lovenkrands is offering his support to people with Alzheimer's disease.

The Danish international has been personally affected by the illness after his late father, Bent, suffered from Alzheimer's before his death two years ago.

Now the 32-year-old has raised more than £18,000 for charity, and is using his status as a Premier League footballer to increase awareness of the disease. Visit JustGiving for more details.

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