I'm a Newcastle United FC fan living in Lancashire - here's what I did every time NUFC scored

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
A leading Lancashire business broker has had a very special reason to keep his eyes on the football scores.

Paul Miller, chairman of the Preston-based Altius Group, was brought up in Newcastle, and has long been unwavering supporter of Newcastle United FC.

During the 2023/24 football season, Paul promised to donate £100 per goal scored by the team in each of their Premier League, European matches, Carabao Cup, and FA Cup matches.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

With a total score of 102 goals, Altius has donated £10,200 - split between Newcastle Foodbank and Blackpool’s Brian House Children’s Hospice, a charity chosen by staff from the firm’s Preston HQ.

Paul MillerPaul Miller
Paul Miller | submit

Brian House specialises in supporting and caring for vulnerable and/or seriously ill children. The hospice offers respite care, from daycare to longer stays, family group support, and expert end-of-life care and bereavement support. All services are free, but with annual running costs of over £1.4 million, it relies on community support.

Janet Atkins, Corporate Partnership Manager at Brian House Children Hospice, was delighted with the result. She said: “This generous donation of £5,100 is greatly appreciated and will make such a difference to our services.”

Reflecting on the season, Paul said: “A rollercoaster season of real highs and lows, but for me personally, I have enjoyed some great trips and games with the added benefit of seeing us score so many goals and contribute to fantastic charities.”

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.