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1 Apr 2021

REBECCA HENDERSON’S STORY

Three weeks after her eighth birthday, Rebecca Henderson from Billingham was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer found in the muscles, bones and soft tissue areas. It was a great shock to Rebecca and her family
1 Apr 2021

VITAL CHILDREN’S CANCER TRIALS CONTINUE

Cancer in children is, thankfully, relatively rare compared to adults, with around 110 new cases diagnosed in the North East and Cumbria each year. This means new treatments for young patients need to be effective for what
31 Mar 2021

YOUNG CANCER PATIENTS QUIZ JOURNALISTS

Since 2017, we have funded a very special support role for children receiving cancer treatment at the Great North Children’s Hospital. Project Co-ordinator, Gareth Williams, works closely with young patients to engage, inspire and motivate them to
14 Mar 2021

ABOUT LADY ELSIE ON MOTHER’S DAY

Whether she’s Mum or Mam, mothers are very special, which is why today can be difficult for anyone missing theirs. Lady Elsie is 86-years-old and still misses her Mam, Eva. As she says, “You never stop missing
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