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4 Aug 2022

FAMILY AND FRIENDS GATHER TO REMEMBER KEVIN OUTHWAITE

Since 2010, a very special annual golf day celebrating the memory of Kevin Outhwaite from Tunstall has brought together family and friends to raise money for us. Kevin, an avid Sunderland fan, was just 36 when he
27 Jul 2022

THREE DAYS FOR BOBBY GOES DUTCH!

Every year, a group of friends from Sunniside, Whickham and further afield come together to raise money for our Foundation with a cycling challenge called Three Days for Bobby. This is their 10th fundraising ride, so they
29 Jun 2022

NEWCASTLE TO BARCELONA ‘FUND-RAISING TRIP’

A North East businessman who faced a shock cancer diagnosis last year is fundraising to thank the Newcastle Hospitals team who saved his life. Lee Perkins, 49, and his friend Neil Sullivan, are driving a ‘banger’ car
2 Jun 2022

CONGRATULATIONS TO PROF RUTH PLUMMER MBE

Our heartfelt congratulations to Professor Ruth Plummer, who has been made an MBE in the Queen’s Jubilee birthday honours list for services to Medicine. Prof Plummer is Professor of Experimental Cancer Medicine, Newcastle University, and an honorary
27 May 2022

SIR BOBBY CENTRE PATIENT’S NEW CHALLENGE

In his own words, “To celebrate still being alive five years on from my cancer diagnosis,” Keith Farquharson from Heaton, Newcastle, is undertaking a number of physical challenges for us this year. A Sir Bobby Robson Cancer
20 May 2022

ION PEAKS FOR SIR BOBBY

We are very proud to be ION’s chosen charity of the year and the Fintech Company, fittingly based on Sir Bobby Robson Way in Newcastle, recently challenged themselves to climb England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike. It took
30 Apr 2022

FINAL WHISTLE FOR SIR BOBBY’S FOOTBALL RUN!

Today is the last day of Sir Bobby’s Football Run. We’ve been amazed by football fans all over the world ‘running a match’ for us! The challenge – to run 10km, the same distance as the average
27 Apr 2022

INNOVATIVE BOWEL CANCER RESEARCH UNDERWAY

In 2019, thanks to your fantastic support, we announced £985,000 in funding for a ground-breaking bowel cancer research and treatment project called COLO-SPEED. COLO-SPEED aims to recruit more patients – up to 5,000 a year – to
11 Apr 2022

BEDALE AFC V CELEBRITIES CHARITY MATCH

A wonderful charity match in the sunshine at Bedale AFC yesterday! Young Alfie and Bailey have both been supported by work we’ve funded at the Great North Children’s Hospital and were very proud to officially kick the
4 Apr 2022

SIR BOBBY’S FOOTBALL RUNNER, FROM TEESSIDE TO NEW ENGLAND!

Despite living thousands of miles away from her native Teesside, Kay Murray will be pulling on her beloved Middlesbrough football shirt later this month to help our Foundation. Now a studio host of ESPN’s football coverage in