11 Jun 2019

COLO-SPEED – GROUND-BREAKING BOWEL CANCER RESEARCH

A ground-breaking £985,000 cancer research and treatment project, funded by our Foundation and announced today (11 June), aims to reverse the North East and Cumbria’s high incidence and low survival rates of bowel cancer (also called colorectal
1 Jun 2019

FINDING BETTER WAYS TO TREAT CHILDREN WITH CANCER

A paediatric oncology team, strengthened by funding from our Foundation, is making real progress in developing new treatments that are both more effective and less toxic for children with cancer. In 2016, we announced £1m funding for
29 May 2019

SIR BOBBY’S STORY TAKES A DRAMATIC TURN

A new play written by Jarrow playwright, Tom Kelly, and inspired by Sir Bobby’s life and legacy, opens this July at The Customs House in South Shields. Focusing on three very different individuals and the ups and
16 May 2019

FUNDRAISERS JOIN LADY ELSIE AND ANDREW ROBSON FOR COFFEE AND CAKE

Thank you to all the wonderful fundraisers who joined Lady Elsie, Andrew Robson and our Patron, George Caulkin, for a coffee today. And thank you Jane Tilbrook for bringing delicious cake! Lady Elsie was impressed by all
26 Apr 2019

ABBA FEVER AT WYLAM BREWERY

Heather Scott from Jarrow, South Tyneside, says she firmly believes ‘you reap what you sow’ and since starting her own business in 2010, has dedicated one day a week to volunteering, charity fundraising, collaboration or mentoring. She
3 Apr 2019

NEWCASTLE UNITED MIDFIELDER VISITS CHILDREN’S CANCER PROJECT

Yesterday (2 April), Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff made a surprise appearance at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle. The player dropped in to meet children with cancer who are supported by a special programme delivered by
20 Feb 2019

SPECIAL MEMORIES FROM THE OPENING OF THE SIR BOBBY ROBSON CENTRE

On this day (20th Feb 2009), 10 years ago, Sir Bobby Robson proudly opened the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. He was very proud that
20 Feb 2019

SIR BOBBY’S THOUGHTS AT THE OPENING OF THE SIR BOBBY ROBSON CANCER TRIALS RESEARCH CENTRE

Sir Bobby’s thoughts at the opening of the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre, on this day, 10 years ago: “This is a particularly proud day for everyone involved in the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. And
18 Feb 2019

ALAN SHEARER RECEIVES NORTH EAST FOOTBALL WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION AWARD

Last night our Patron, Alan Shearer, was honoured for his many achievements away from the football pitch at the North East Football Writers’ Association’s annual awards night in Durham. Alan received the North East Personality of the
16 Feb 2019

SIR BOBBY ROBSON CANCER TRIALS RESEARCH CENTRE’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN DAY

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. Sir Bobby’s family, staff, patients and our fundraisers celebrated the occasion with