Hundreds Raised For Foodbank As Eddie Howe Signs New Geordie Track

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Credit: Junior Turner


Hundreds of pounds have been made in just 24 hours for a local Foodbank, thanks to a local singer and a certain new boss.

Junior Turner released his single ‘Banks Of The River Tyne’ recently and it has gone down a storm across Tyneside and Newcastle United fans alike.

The rise of a new Geordie anthem, as the track has been played at St. James’ Park, and has racked up over 25,000 views on YouTube to date.

The rise continued a few days ago when new Newcastle boss Eddie Howe signed a copy of the track, in which Junior decided to put it onto EBay to raise funds for the NUFC Supporters Foodbank.

The copy of ‘Banks Of The River Tyne’ has already been at auction and has raised over £350, and it is said to rise even further.

Chatting to local press recently, Junior said “The one thing I wanted to do during lockdown was write a local anthem and that’s how the song was born.

I had the chorus for the song in my head for about three years but it was a precarious situation to be in. Being from here, I couldn’t put this song out and not got it 100% right, there wasn’t any room for error.”

Watch the video for ‘Banks Of The River Tyne’ below.

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