A message to all our wonderful supporters from Lady Elsie:
Thanks to magnificent and unwavering support, this has been a hugely positive year for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and I’m writing to update you on what we have achieved together.
In 2016, we made our largest contribution to date, £1 million, to fund clinical research and nursing posts at the new Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre.
We also funded a Consultant Clinical Scientist, which is a new patient treatment and research role, to ensure we’re getting the most out of the cutting-edge radiotherapy treatment we’re also helping fund.
We continue to work within the NHS and in partnership with other cancer charities and organisations like Newcastle University. Finding more effective ways to detect and treat cancer is a team effort and we are proud to play our part.
For me, this year was also very special because we broke through the £10m fundraising barrier.
This incredible achievement seems all the more remarkable because of the way we’re set up, without professional fundraisers to organise events or coordinate volunteers. I know Bob would be as touched and amazed as I am at the heartfelt support our charity continues to receive.
Thank you, as ever, for your support for our Foundation – we really do appreciate everything that’s done for us.
And may I wish you and your loved ones a very happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.