Our thanks to the family and friends of Colin Ayre from Northumberland who have raised £1,115 for our Foundation in his memory.

Very sadly, Colin died in September and his family thoughtfully requested donations to support our work at the funeral service.

Colin was a footballer and began his career as a Newcastle United apprentice between 1973-1975. He went on to play football at several other clubs in the UK and abroad, including his hometown side of Ashington. In Holland, he played for SC Telstar, in the town of Velsen-Zuid near Amsterdam, who were kind enough to make a generous donation in his memory.

We are very grateful to everyone who fondly remembered Colin with a donation.