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16 Nov 2020

SIR BOBBY CENTRE PATIENTS ON TREATMENT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Two patients who have been receiving treatment at the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre this year have kindly shared their thoughts about the way the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their lives. And why the treatment
16 Nov 2020

SIR BOBBY ROBSON CANCER CENTRE RISES TO MEET COVID-19 CHALLENGE

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for the NHS and for some patients on clinical trials has even led to the cancellation of treatment. Of the 18 early phase cancer clinical trials units nationally (ECMCs), only
23 Oct 2020

SUCCESSFUL SECOND SWING AT CHARITY GOLF DAY

In August, bad weather forced the postponement of a charity golf day in memory of Sunderland fan, Kevin Outhwaite. Thankfully, the rain largely held off for the rearranged event at Ramside Hall, Durham, today (23 October), as
19 Oct 2020

NO STALLING FOR SUNDERLAND MARKET FUNDRAISING

Lilian Griffiths, aged 71 from South Shields, is a stallholder at Jacky White’s Market in Sunderland and has been fundraising for charities for the last 30 years. The traditional market, located within the Bridges Shopping Centre, and
30 Sep 2020

COLO-SPEED ‘OPEN FOR BUSINESS’

Last year, we announced £985,000 funding for COLO-SPEED, which aims to become the world’s largest colorectal cancer research group. The project is led by Professor Colin Rees, who stresses the vital importance of contacting your GP now
29 Sep 2020

NORTHUMBRIAN WATER RIDERS

A big thank you to our supporters at Northumbrian Water who have been fundraising in memory of their colleague, Mick Clark from Alnwick, since 2011. This year’s small, socially distanced bike ride within Tyne and Wear –
16 Sep 2020

THANK YOU TO OUR GREAT NORTH RUNNERS

Our thanks to everyone who undertook the Virtual Great North Run and Great North Run Solo this year. We appreciate your efforts and Lady Elsie would like to thank you, too. Lady Elsie: “I’d like to personally
1 Sep 2020

BAD WEATHER DOESN’T DAMPEN CHARITY GOLF DAY FOR SUNDERLAND MAN

Bad weather may have forced the postponement of a charity golf day in memory of Sunderland fan, Kevin Outhwaite, this weekend but the spirit of the event organisers wasn’t dampened and they have rescheduled the event for
6 Aug 2020

24 HOUR PUTTY PEOPLE

For more than a decade, a group of friends from in and around Whickham, Gateshead, have been fundraising for our Foundation with an annual bike ride called Three Days for Bobby. This year, because of the Covid-19
20 Jul 2020

ALAN SHEARER PRAISES CARLISLE PUPIL’S CREATIVITY AND FUNDRAISING

Home schooling during the Covid-19 lockdown has been both testing and rewarding for children, parents and teachers. Finding new ways to keep children engaged has been challenging and one home school English project inspired 11-year-old Jamie Stuart