The Bobby Moore Fund raises money for research into bowel cancer and also public awareness of the disease. I am very proud to be a patron of the charity. It was established in 1993 by Stephanie Moore MBE in memory of her late husband, Bobby Moore OBE. He died from bowel cancer at the age of just 51.
Since then, Stephanie and her wonderful team have raised a staggering £14m. These funds are spent on high-quality bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. The money raised to date has funded 37 Bobby Moore Research Fellowships and three additional research projects.
Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK. Every year, 16,000 people die from it. And the saddest thing of all is that so many of its victims would have lived with earlier detection.
So, even without raising a penny, you can help save lives by drawing the attention of the most vulnerable (the over 60’s) to the symptoms and the nationwide screening programme.
The fight goes on and I hope that you will consider joining me in helping Stephanie in whatever way you are able. I plan to organise a number of website-related initiatives to raise funds for the Bobby Moore Fund but you don’t have to wait for me! Click on this link to find out how you can make a donation now.