It took just eight weeks for The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation to reach its first stated goal.
Sir Bobby Robson and Lady Elsie
Fantastic support from the general public, together with contributions from Sir Bobby and his friends, have already raised more than Â£500K, which will be used to set up The Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Center at the new Northern Center for Cancer Care in Newcastle.
This is being reported today by the Newcastle United Official site and we are only too pleased to help get the word out.
The Research Center will include a 12 bed unit with treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art laboratory and consulting facilities, all of which is being constructed by the NHS Trust at the Freeman Hospital.
Sir Bobby said today:
“It truly has been an amazing week for my wife and I.”
“We started off down at Wembley where I presented the FA Cup and now here we are having achieved our first fund raising target for the Foundation.â€
“It meant a huge amount for me to present the cup but I’ll be even more proud to hand over that cheque for Â£500,000.”
“To raise so much money, in such a short time, is a fantastic achievement and I’m very grateful for all the support we’ve had to help make it happen. But there’s still so much more we can do and we’ll keep on going just as long as we can.”
Donations and messages of support for Sir Bobby have been coming in steadily via the Foundation’s website, while the recent fundraising dinner at St James’ Park raised more than Â£80K for the charity.
Some additional events are planned in the future including a golf day at Matfen Hall on 13th June and a sponsored walk in Sir Bobby’s Durham home town of Langley Park.
Sir Bobby added:
“We set off to do a job on behalf of my oncologist Dr Ruth Plummer and I’m happy knowing we’re doing something practical to help the experts beat this terrible disease – not just for the benefit of local people who are battling cancer now, but for the future too.â€
“We’ve reached our first goal and the money left over after the new Cancer Trials Center is set up will go towards other cancer related projects in the North East which we’ll announce soon.”
“There are still a lot of dedicated people out there fund raising and we’ll keep going because every single penny raised will help fight cancer.â€
“Lady Elsie and I will sign each and every check on behalf of the Foundation and we will spend the money very wisely.”
The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation will initially focus on the early detection and treatment of cancer, and will also help support clinical trials of promising new treatments to fight the disease.
To make a donation, view messages of support, or for more general information on The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, please visit here.
You can also donate by sending a check to
Sir Bobby Robson Foundation,
PO Box 307,
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7QG.,
All donors will receive a personalized certificate and a letter of thanks from Sir Bobby himself.
Please support Bobby’s Foundation if you can – many thanks!