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Sir Bobby launched his Foundation in 2008 after a request for help from his oncologist Professor Ruth Plummer.

Professor Plummer was treating Sir Bobby as he faced cancer for the fifth – and what he knew would be the final time.  She needed to raise £500,000 to equip a new cancer drug trials centre at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care in Newcastle upon Tyne and asked him if he knew anyone who might like to donate.

Sir Bobby responded by launching a charity to get the money she needed.  He described it as “like being at the helm of a team again.”  What he called his last and greatest team.

The reaction to his appeal for help was incredible and just seven weeks after the Foundation launched Professor Plummer had the £500,000 she needed.

In February 2009, Sir Bobby officially opened the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre.  He was very proud that the centre carried his name.

Sir Bobby said he would give up a year of his life to the charity.  In fact he became so passionate about it that, despite being very ill, he spent his last 18 months doing all he could to raise funds to help others facing cancer.  He said he hoped it would become his legacy.

Lady Elsie, his three sons Paul, Andrew and Mark, trustees, the football community and committed Patrons including Alan Shearer, Niall Quinn, Steve Gibson, Delia Smith and Mick Mills are continuing his wishes today.

The charity is intrinsically linked, and is a fund within, the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity.  The substantial support it receives from this local NHS charity means it can significantly limit administrative costs.

It does not employ professional fund-raisers to pro-actively raise money and co-ordinate volunteers, has no fund-raising targets and relies completely on third party, volunteer fund-raisers and the incredible generosity of the general public.

The Foundation funds projects within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that directly benefit cancer patients from across north east England and Cumbria – and which also contribute significantly to international research into the disease.

For more information, please visit www.sirbobbyrobsonfoundation.org.uk.

Thank you for your support in helping us find more effective ways to detect and treat cancer.

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We now have a new Text Giving number which makes it even easier to donate to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. Simply text the message SBRF70 and the amount you wish to donate (£1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to 70070 (eg. SBRF70 £5)

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Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity

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The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity (incorporating the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation) is the official charity for the Freeman Hospital. The charity enhances patient care, treatment and experience through a wide variety of grants; supports innovative research and facilitates additional training and support for NHS staff. A full list of services provided by the hospital is available on request.

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Donations 9273

In memory of Uncle Michael (Spike) Reed you will be so sadly missed xxx

Donation by Dawn & Keith Jackson on 08/02/16

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 08/02/16

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation in memory of Shirley Norman. Shirley was cared for in her final days by the wonderful Freeman Hospital staff in Newcastle. - On behalf of son Stuart and all in GSK C&E Audit Group and RIC

Donation by Anonymous on 08/02/16

£100.00

Donation by Ken Allen on 07/02/16

£215.93

+ £53.98 Gift Aid

With love from nurses at Willow View, St Nicholas Hospital in memory fo those lost and to those continuing the battle

Donation by Jayne Strong on 05/02/16

£40.00

Donation by Hassan on 04/02/16

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

For World Cancer Day

Donation by Piers Morgan on 04/02/16

£1,000.00

+ £250.00 Gift Aid

On Behalf of Footy, Banter & Biscuits

Donation by B Trenerry on 04/02/16

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

In memory of Peter Storey, from all his friends at The Assembly Rooms

Donation by Moira McNally on 04/02/16

£55.00

Donation by Ian Alistair Nichol on 04/02/16

Donation by Anonymous on 04/02/16

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

For Martin Elmy's 60th birthday

Donation by Mick Diver on 03/02/16

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 03/02/16

Donation by Anonymous on 01/02/16

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

For Martyn Elmy's 60th birthday

Donation by Jan Swallow on 01/02/16

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Pledged from the SBR Foundation charity gig at the Cluny. Best wishes.

Donation by John Waters on 01/02/16

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

For Martyn Elmy's. Fifty-tenth birthday.

Donation by Sheila Evans on 01/02/16

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

In memory of Doris Harris who passed away on 10th January 2016 aged 98

Donation by Anonymous on 01/02/16

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

On behalf of Martyn Elmy (fellow ITFC fan and friend) who asked for donations instead of 60th birthday presents - in memory of Sir Bobby!

Donation by Chris Robinson on 31/01/16

£20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 31/01/16

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

This donation was collected from friends and family at my 60th birthday party, for "Sir Bob of Ipswich". Further donations have gone to Bobby Moore's cancer charity. Two of England's finest.

Donation by Martyn Elmy on 31/01/16

£200.00

In memory of our niece Eva Tranter xxxx

Donation by Anonymous on 31/01/16

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

for Martyn Elmy's 60th birthday - well done fella!

Donation by Karen & Richard on 30/01/16

£30.00

hope our little donation helps

Donation by Laura Ridley on 30/01/16

£16.00

Donation in lieu of Martyn Elmy's 60th Birthday present (Martyn being a fellow Ipswich Town fan from the Bobby Robson era),

Donation by Jonathan Craig on 29/01/16

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£509,181.16
  • Offline donations£1,840,000.00
  • Text donations£115.00
  • Total raised£2,349,296.16
  • Gift Aid£98,356.80

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