Newcastle United fans are now raising funds to construct a new school in Ghana in honor of late Christian Atsu, who sadly lost his life in Hatay, Turkey after the earthquake hit the region.
Atsu was an ambassador for the charity Arms Around the Child, through which he developed a project to build a new school in his home country, Ghana.
The player’s death has left many people heartbroken, not only in Ghana, but across the world.
Newcastle paid tribute to Atsu by observing a minute of silence before their match against Liverpool at St James Park.
Fan group Talk of Tyneside have started a charity initiative to finish Atsu’s school project in his memory. They are urging fans to donate the the fundraiser, which now has more than 600 euros.
Sharing their statement;
Following his passing, we were hoping to find a way to give supporters a way to show appreciation for his service to the club, and raising money for a fantastic charity that he worked with feels like the perfect way to do so.
Christian touched the lives of so many with his charity work, we are determined to keep his legacy alive by raising funds to finish the school buildings in Senya Beraku and support the children he loved so much.