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20 Apr 2017

AMY RICHARDSON DESCRIBES HEARING HER HUSBAND’S DIAGNOSIS

One year ago (on 20th April 2016), Amy Richardson learned her husband, Lee Hope, had been diagnosed with cancer. She wrote this powerful and upsetting account of what happened in the early hours of the next morning.
18 Apr 2017

HIKE4HOPEY FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE GETS UNDERWAY

While the result on the pitch will only have pleased one set of supporters, yesterday’s Sir Bobby Robson Day at Portman Road was something fans of Ipswich Town and Newcastle United could all celebrate. As well as
17 Apr 2017

Sir Bobby Robson Day

Today (17th April) has been designated Sir Bobby Robson Day at Portman Road, Ipswich, as two clubs that were very close to Sir Bobby’s heart play each other in the Championship. Our thanks to both clubs for
14 Apr 2017

ALAN SHEARER BACKS HIKE4HOPEY FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

This Monday (17th April) has been designated Sir Bobby Robson Day in Ipswich, as two of Sir Bobby’s clubs – Ipswich Town and Newcastle United – play each other in the Championship. Around 2,000 enthusiastic Newcastle fans
4 Apr 2017

4-2-3-1 CHARITY CHALLENGE

Martin McConachie and his 16-year-old twins, Ryan and Harry, are setting off on an unusual charity challenge this month (April 2017). The three Yeovil Town FC fans will set off from Bristol on 8 April to drive
29 Mar 2017

OUR PATRON, ALAN SHEARER, MEETS WITH FUNDRAISERS

This week one of our wonderful Patrons, Alan Shearer, joined Lady Elsie and Andrew Robson to meet with some of our supporters to find out more about what they’ve been doing for us, and why. And, as
15 Feb 2017

WISH YOU WERE HERE…

Significant dates can be difficult following the loss of a loved one, so the friends and family of Tracey Brew decided to do something positive to mark the second anniversary of her death. Tracey, a health visitor
30 Jan 2017

CANTONESE CHARITY NIGHT IN COUNTY DURHAM

A sell-out charity night is being repeated next month (6 February) at the Pavilion Restaurant in Iveston, Consett. Last year’s event, in aid of Willow Burn Hospice and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, was very successful with
13 Jan 2017

GOALKEEPER NETS SPECIAL NORTH EAST FOOTBALL WRITERS’ AWARD

Goalkeeper, Steve Harper, has played for or coached at many of the North East’s football clubs, including 20 years at Newcastle United. Next month (12 February), in addition to recognising his professional contribution to the game, Steve
9 Jan 2017

NEW TRUSTEE APPOINTED

Professor Chris Day, Newcastle University’s new Vice-Chancellor and President, has agreed to join the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation’s Board of Trustees. A liver disease expert, Professor Day brings with him a vast wealth of experience and knowledge