This year, we welcomed Steve Harper as a Patron of our Foundation – a role also undertaken by Alan Shearer, Niall Quinn, Steve Gibson, Mick Mills, Delia Smith and, football writer, George Caulkin.

Steve Harper learning more about PROSPECT-NE

Steve worked under Sir Bobby at Newcastle United and has been involved with our Foundation since its launch.

He recently visited work funded by us to learn more about it, as you can see in this new short film, which we hope you enjoy: https://vimeo.com/246957036

When he was announced as a Patron in September, Lady Elsie said: “Steve’s been absolutely unwavering in his support for Bob’s charity from day one. He’s always been there when we’ve needed him.

“More than that, he’s always had a great appreciation and understanding of the importance of the work we’re helping to fund.

Andrew Robson and Lady Elsie welcome Steve Harper as a Patron

“He has such a close connection to Bob and he’s such a wonderful man, so thoughtful and understanding.

“Like Bob, he’s a County Durham lad and he has a marvellous character. You can see that when he’s talking with fundraisers and people affected by cancer.

“We’re very grateful to Steve, and all our wonderful Patrons. I know Bob would be very proud to have him back in his team, ‘officially,’ as it were.”