Former players and football fans gathered at Ramside Hall in Durham to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the Foundation of Light. Ahead of Sunday's derby match, Newcastle fittingly played Sunderland. The day had a friendly rivalry as those taking await the weekend.
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