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27 Feb 2021

LONDON ‘GEORDIES’ SUPPORTING SIR BOBBY’S FOOTBALL RUN

News of the first Sir Bobby’s Football Run is attracting support for our Foundation from across the country. Challenging supporters to run the same distance as a top-flight footballer covers during a match, the Football Run now
23 Feb 2021

SUNDERLAND’S LUKE O’NIEN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Sunderland AFC’s Luke O’Nien has been named the North East Football Writers’ Association Personality of the Year, an award given in association with our Foundation to recognise someone who uses their position in football to benefit the
18 Feb 2021

SIR BOBBY’S BIRTHDAY AND A NEW CHALLENGE

Today (18th February) would have been Sir Bobby’s 88th birthday. We wish wholeheartedly he was here to celebrate. Lady Elsie says he loved his birthdays. So, today we’re doing something positive for our Foundation and our supporters
4 Feb 2021

WORLD CANCER DAY

Today is World Cancer Day and we’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate and thank the football community who have done so much to support our work since Sir Bobby launched our Foundation in 2008. It
29 Jan 2021

HEAD OF FUNDRAISING RETIRES

Today our Foundation said an emotional, socially distanced farewell to our Head of Fundraising, Pauline Buglass. Pauline has been with us from day one and has worked at Newcastle Hospitals Charity, our umbrella charity, since 1997. Speaking
12 Jan 2021

CANCER DEADLINE DAY

Football’s transfer window provides great interest for fans every year, as players move between clubs and excitement builds towards Transfer Deadline Day. The transfer window is now open and a new team of eight cancer charities, including
1 Jan 2021

LADY ELSIE WISHES OUR SUPPORTERS A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Lady Elsie would like to wish our wonderful supporters a happy and healthy New Year: “Last year was exceptionally difficult for us all. One way or another, the COVID-19 health crisis has affected everyone and for cancer
30 Dec 2020

ASHFORD ORTHODONTICS DONATE £1,000 TO SAY ‘THANK YOU’

Our thanks to Sunderland-based Ashford Orthodontics, who have generously donated £1,000 to our Foundation as a thank you for the ongoing cancer treatment one of its directors is receiving. Graeme Winyard is Technical Director at the firm
15 Dec 2020

NUFC ‘MEMORIES’ FOR SALE IN AID OF OUR FOUNDATION

Clive Tyldesley has been a sports commentator since 1976, initially on the radio and then, for the last 30 years, on television. Mostly covering football, he has learned a few things about preparation and readies himself before
14 Dec 2020

VIRTUAL COFFEE MORNING SUCCESS

Since 2009, Bridget Andrews has organised a Christmas coffee morning for family and friends at her home in Washington, raising over £3,000 for us. Last year, Lady Elsie was very pleased to join the group for coffee