A comedy night held in the Vertu Motors Arena Brian Manning Suite run by networking group Golf in the City (GITC) has raised £500 for the Newcastle Eagles Academy.

Marc Millar from North Wealth Management, Senior Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management and founder of GITC, visited the Vertu Motors Arena this week to make the donation to Newcastle Eagles WBBL player and AcademyUnder 16 Boys head coach Chloe Gaynor.

“Having seen what the club does locally and across the region it is great to be able to support the Eagles and its growing Academy”, said Millar.

“We learnt from one of our Golf In The City members, whose daughter is involved in the community programme, just how much these young players need the support and especially right now.

“Whatever the sport, as we see it, the more kids that we can help be active the better.

“The Eagles Community Foundation’s programme is really far reaching and we are very pleased to be able to help.”

The donation will be ringfenced for the Academy teams budget helping aspiring young players as part of the performance pathway.

“Donations from organisations like GITC have a huge impact on young people in our programmes”, said Sam Blake, Chief Executive Officer of the Eagles Community Foundation.

“We are so grateful to Marc and his group’s members for this generous support which will directly benefit so many young people and their families”.

You can find out more about the ways you can donate to the Eagles Community Foundation at http://newcastle-eagles.com/donate