Our grateful thanks to everyone who has contributed to the fund in tribute to Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney and John Alder.
Liam and John were tragically killed on flight MH17 en route to watch their team play in a pre-season tour of New Zealand.
The fund was originally set up by Sunderland fans to raise £100 to buy floral tributes to John and Liam. Incredibly, the total currently stands at more than £22,000.
Liam and John’s families have chosen the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Marie Curie Cancer Care to receive the additional money donated. We’re very grateful.
Our thanks to Gary Ferguson who organised the tribute fund and all the supporters of Sunderland, Newcastle United and other clubs who have contributed.
The football community coming together in what is a very dark hour.
To contribute, or view messages of support, please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/brx6wk. Thank you.
Thanks to Gallowgateshots for the very appropriate graphic.