Thousands raised for Sir Bobby Robson Foundation in honour of Newcastle United fan

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A special charity ceremony was held for Newcastle United fan, Angela Armstrong.

Family and friends of a lifelong Newcastle United fan who sadly passed away after a short battle with illness, celebrated her memory with a special charity ceremony.

56-year-old Angela Armstrong from Benton, who worked at Newcastle housing association Home Group, was a passionate fundraiser herself, as well as a big Newcastle United fan.

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To celebrate Angela’s life, colleagues of hers from Home Group organised a charity ceremony in her name, to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Angela’s friends, family and colleagues donned Newcastle United shirts, and raised almost £4,000 for the charity, which funds a range of cutting-edge cancer treatment and innovative cancer support services for children and adults with cancer.

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Angela’s Home Group Colleague, Raeleigh Bell, said: “We are all still so devastated that Angela has gone. It’s hard to take in, she’s such a miss. She was the life and soul of our team.

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“She was so looking forward to spending time with her first grandchild, which sadly she didn’t get time to do. But she was so happy and was telling everyone who would listen. She was such a family person and so proud of them all.”

Lady Elsie Robson, who also attended the event, said: "It was a great pleasure to visit Home Group today and especially to meet Angela’s family.”

She continued: "I was very impressed by the enormous fundraising efforts everyone has gone to with this wonderful event. Angela was obviously extremely well thought of by her friends and colleagues."

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