Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall becomes shareholder in local football team

Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall becomes shareholder in local football team

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Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall becomes shareholder in local football team South Shields FC

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall has invested in her local club, South Shields FC, shortly after being named Honorary President

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Little Mix’sJade Thirlwall is a chart-topping singer, charity patron and nightclub and bar owner.

Now, she’s added footie shareholder to that growing list as she invested in her local team, South Shields FC.

The 27-year-old has already been named Honorary President back in August, and has now become one of 750 people to invest in the side.

South Shields FC is steadily shifting toward fan ownership, with it no doubt hoped that Jade’s endorsement and backing will help propel the club forward.

Jade’s always been one to remember her roots, investing heavily in the area in which she grew up.

She’s a patron of charity Cancer Connections, has invested in her own bar, Arbeia, and her own nightclub Industry.

The club’s chairman, Geoff Thompson, has praised Jade’s investment as another example of how she’s giving back to her hometown.

He said: “We are thrilled with the response we’ve had to our investment round. To hit our initial target so early was something which filled us with so much pride and optimism for the future.

“It’s hugely exciting that more than 750 people have shown their support to us in this way and for Jade to be one of them is just another example to show how committed such a global superstar is to not just the club, but her hometown.

“We will continue to welcome new shareholders until the campaign ends on November 28 so any supporter or potential investor who is interested still has some time yet.

“I’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has invested so far.”

Meanwhile, Jade and her bandmates’ pop careers are doing better than ever after sixth studio album Confetti proved a chart mega-hit.

Jade, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards recently hosted the MTV EMAs, a digital ceremony during Covid.

Bandmate Jesy Nelson wasn’t able to make an appearance, but Leigh-Anne assured fans that she’d be honoured when they received an award.