Niall Quinn Becomes Freeman Of Sunderland
Indeed, Niall Quinn is now a Freeman Of The City of Sunderland. Moreover, Niall says he is happy to gain such an honour. In fact, after a mad few minutes before he said yes to the award. He says, “I might be able to run sheep across the Wearmouth Bridge, but, seriously, we might be able to do something charitable in the future, so that’s something we are looking at.”
He also continues with, ‘this city is unique and a wonderful place’. This was indeed after he received his honour at Sunderland Civic Centre recently.
In effect, Niall Quinn has an association with Sunderland for 17 years. Not just in footballing terms, but his generosity and charity events as well. Indeed his testimonial match at Sunderland and ‘A Night With Niall’ was responsible for raising £1m. Moreover, he donated £450,000 of that to Sunderland Royal Hospital. In fact, the children’s outpatients’ department which took the benefit has the name, Niall Quinn Centre.
Also given the status is Joel Batteux, who is the mayor of Sunderland’s twin city of St. Nazaire in France.
All in all, these two new freemen of the city can now promote Sunderland in many ways. Finally, the Sunderland Blog team wish them both well in their endeavours.