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Harper hands over cheque

Steve Harper with his charity cheque Credit: Newcastle United Football Club

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper has handed over a cheque for £327,833 which will benefit six North East charities.

The funds were raised from the match between Newcastle United and AC Milan legends teams at St James' Park, honouring Harper’s 20-year spell with Newcastle.

As well as boosting three principal beneficiaries - the Newcastle United Foundation, Great North Children’s Hospital and Sir Bobby Robson Foundation - there will now also be a share for the Alan Shearer Foundation, Clarke Lister Brain Haemorrhage Foundation and Toma Fund.

Almost 51,000 supporters went to the match.


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Harper to bid Newcastle United farewell

Newcastle United's longest serving player Steve Harper is set to bid farewell to the club.

The 38-year-old has been with the Magpies for 20 years and on Sunday he will play his final match at St James' Park.

Harper has always been a popular figure and as Simon O'Rourke reports, he's had a distinguished and unusual career on Tyneside.