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Premier League Sunderland help out homeless young people

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Communities

Premier League Sunderland help out homeless young people Premier League Sunderland help out homeless young people

Premier League football side Sunderland have donated clothes and food parcels to a hostel for young homeless people.

The club's largesse is part of its commitment to the International Mandela Day campaign.

First team players have donated training kits, while club staff chipped in with toiletries.

One of the club's former stars, Jimmy Montgomery, attended the handover of the gifts at the Centrepoint hostel.

Mr Montgomery, who played in goal for Sunderland during their 1973 FA Cup Final win over Leeds United, said: "I visited the centre when it first opened and it’s a fantastic place for the young people.

"It’s great to be able to help once again. The club plays a huge role in the region and it’s good to be involved in this project and make a difference in the local community."

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