In memory of the late Christian Atsu, Newcastle supporters have started a fundraiser in the hopes of completing the former winger's plan to construct a new school in Ghana.

The former winger for Newcastle United and Chelsea, age 31, was confirmed dead under the wreckage of the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria. Tributes from his former teams have been pouring in since his death was announced.

After Saturday's emotional 2-0 loss to Liverpool at St. James' Park, Newcastle fans observed a moment of silence for Atsu. Now, a supporter group called Talk of Tyneside has launched a fundraising effort to support a cause that Atsu cared deeply about.

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In order to assist with the construction of the new school, which was already under way, Atsu served as an ambassador for the nonprofit organization Arms Around the Child.

With more than £600 already donated, Talk of Tyneside is now requesting support from supporters for their fundraiser to help finish what he started in his native Ghana.

was a beloved character in Tyneside, as evidenced by the number of tributes Newcastle United Football Club and its supporters have paid to him, according to Talk of Tyneside.

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“Raising money for a fantastic charity that he worked with feels like the perfect way to do so,” the club said after his death. “Following his passing, we were hoping to find a way to give supporters a way to show their appreciation for his service to the club.”

“Christian touched the lives of so many people with his charitable work, and we are determined to keep his memory alive by raising funds to complete the school buildings in Senya Beraku — and help the children he loved so much,” said Ellie Milner of Arms Around The Child.