The FA and England players are supporting the Bobby Moore Fund
As part of The FA’s 150th anniversary, English football’s governing body is lending its support to the Bobby Moore Fund
Bobby Moore, the West Ham United and Three Lions legend, died of bowel cancer at just 51 years of age in 1993 and today marks 20 years since his death.
The FA donated £25,000 to the Bobby Moore Fund earlier this month, and it was matched by the England players through the England Footballers Foundation
We are also urging fans to join a text-to-donate campaign called ‘Make Bobby Proud’.
It aims to raise awareness of bowel cancer and to encourage people to fund raise for continued research into the disease.
Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death and claims 43 lives in the UK every day.
However, if diagnosed at the earliest stage, more than 90 per cent of people will survive.
To date, the Bobby Moore Fund has raised £18.8million for dedicated bowel cancer research and the chances of dying from the disease have fallen by 30 per cent since the Bobby Moore Fund was set up.
However, more research is needed to save even more lives and this year’s support from The FA will go a long way to help continue vital research.
The Bobby Moore Fund
In 1993 when Bobby Moore OBE died prematurely from bowel cancer at the age of 51, the nation grieved for a football legend and a true gentleman. Stephanie Moore MBE established the Bobby Moore Fund, in partnership with Cancer Research UK in 1993. Since its launch The Fund has raised over £18.8m for ground-breaking bowel cancer research projects and awareness.
20th Anniversary – Make Bobby Proud
2013 is the 20th anniversary of the Bobby Moore Fund so to mark the occasion the Bobby Moore Fund are launching a new campaign for Bowel Cancer Awareness month in April 2013 to ‘Make Bobby Proud’.
There are plenty of ways to get involved to help Make Bobby Proud in 2013. The Bobby Moore Fund benefited from a direct association with The FA England Awards at St. George’s Park
earlier this month while The FA donated £25,000 to the Bobby Moore Fund
, which was then matched by the England players through the England Footballers Foundation
You can make a donation to the Bobby Moore Fund quickly and easily. Just text Hero065 to 70070 to donate £5 to the Bobby Moore Fund.
100% of donations will go to Cancer Research UK’s Bobby Moore Fund. UK residents 16+ only. See Terms & Conditions at www.bobbymoorefund.org Reg charity nos: England (1089464); Scotland (SC041666); IoM (1103)