Alan Shearer named as Children's Heart Unit patron

The Children's Heart Unit Fund at the Freeman Hospital (known as CHUF) has named ex-Newcastle United player Alan Shearer as its newest patron.

The unit treats patients from all over the UK. The charity was set up to support their families, including providing accommodation during treatment.

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Alan Shearer patron of hospital charity

Alan Shearer has been named as a patron of the Children's Heart Unit Fund, which supports the families of patients at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.