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25 Mar 2018

WE CELEBRATE OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY!

Today (25th March) is the 10th anniversary of our Foundation and Lady Elsie and Mark Robson celebrated the special occasion at an informal get-together with our supporters. Incredibly, our Foundation, which Sir Bobby launched in 2008 to
7 Mar 2018

NEW CHILDREN’S CANCER ROLE

Our Patrons, Steve Harper and George Caulkin, recently visited the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle to find out more about a new project funded by our Foundation. As well as meeting a number of young patients
1 Mar 2018

NORTH EAST FOOTBALL WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION AWARDS

On Sunday (25th February), the North East Football Writers’ Association held their star-studded awards night at Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham. Sponsored by William Hill, the popular annual event celebrates the best of North East football and
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