Newcastle set to pay tribute to NUFC food bank volunteer David Harrison during Watford game

Newcastle fans will honour the memory of popular food bank volunteer David Harrison during the 69th minute of our home game with Watford today.

David – a long-time season ticket holder at St James’ Park – sadly passed away on January 3, aged 69.

An outpour of tributes to the devout family man emerged on social media following the news, with hundreds of Newcastle fans acknowledging the selfless work David carried out for the local food bank.

Now, to honour his life, the club have backed plans for a minute’s applause during the 69th minute of our crucial relegation clash against the Hornets.

David’s picture will be emblazoned on the big screen during the applause and supporters are encouraged to join in to celebrate the memory of a valued member of our community.

Having met David a few times, whether it be at a talk-in night with an ex-Toon player or outside the ground while he was fulfilling his charity work, he was always friendly, accessible and someone you knew would go out of his way for others.

You just have to look at the response to his passing on social media to see how well thought of he was among his peers. He was, without question, one of life’s good eggs.

Even our new co-owner, Mehrdad Ghodoussi, paid tribute to David as the club backed plans to pay tribute at the match.

Our thoughts go out to David’s family at this time.

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