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10 Feb 2018

ROW THE TYNE

Almost 300 people took part in Row The Tyne today (10th February), a very special rowing competition in Newcastle involving no boats – and no wet feet. Using Concept 2 rowing machines, 50 teams of up to
9 Feb 2018

A VERY SPECIAL TROPHY FOR A VERY SPECIAL FOOTBALLER

The friendship between former Sunderland striker, Jermain Defoe, and young cancer patient, Bradley Lowery, touched everyone who saw the pair together. Bradley, from Blackhall Colliery, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at only 18-months-old and last year his mum,
1 Feb 2018

SIR BOBBY ROBSON FOUNDATION AND NORTH EAST FOOTBALL WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION HONOUR DEFOE

Later this month (25th February), former Sunderland striker, Jermain Defoe, will be honoured for his positivity and commitment away from the football pitch at the North East Football Writers’ Association’s annual awards night. Jermain is attending the
31 Jan 2018

ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR ‘BOAT’ GENTLY DOWN THE TYNE

Almost 300 people have signed up to take part in Row The Tyne, a very special rowing competition in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation involving no boats – and no wet feet. Using Concept 2
22 Jan 2018

WE STILL WISH YOU WERE HERE

Friends and family of popular East Boldon health visitor, Tracey Brew, are continuing to raise money for charity in her memory and on Friday (19th January) hosted a large celebration event at The Roker Hotel. Tracey died
24 Dec 2017

THANK YOU AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

A message to all our wonderful supporters from Lady Elsie: I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who has supported us this year. From the day
22 Dec 2017

A NEW SHORT FILM ABOUT OUR WORK

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 worked under Sir
21 Dec 2017

MILE WITH A SMILE IN MEMORY OF PC GAVIN SMITH

Kind-hearted staff at Durham Constabulary have helped to raise more than £1,000 for us in memory of their colleague, PC Gavin Smith. Gav, who appeared in the Channel 5 TV series Police Interceptors, tragically lost his battle
20 Dec 2017

CHRISTMAS AT THE CATHEDRAL

Our thanks to the event organisers, volunteers, performers, sponsors and, of course, everyone who bought a ticket, who all made this year’s Christmas at the Cathedral a very special night. Held at St Nicholas’ Cathedral in Newcastle,
8 Dec 2017

ROCK THE FOUNDATION 2018

Live music fans have the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic night out – and support our work – thanks to Rock the Foundation, a concert in Newcastle on 16 February organised by Laura and Bob Douglass. The