The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK is encouraging men, women and children across the UK to dig out their football shirts on Friday 26 April and donate £5 to help fund life-saving bowel cancer research.
Football Shirt Friday, sponsored by William Hill, takes place during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Now in its seventh year, it asks people to proudly wear their team colours for the day and donate £5 to the Bobby Moore Fund.
David Seaman, Jeff Stelling, Joe Thompson, Jordan Nobbs, BBC podcast presenter and writer Deborah James (Bowel Babe) and football social media influencers and super-fans Troopz and Expressions are among the famous faces supporting Football Shirt Friday and honouring Bobby’s memory.
Bobby Moore, the World-Cup winning England captain died of bowel cancer in 1993. Shortly after, his widow Stephanie Moore MBE set up the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK to fund world-class research and awareness projects to tackle bowel cancer. Since it began, the fund has raised over £26m for bowel cancer research.
Stephanie Moore MBE said: “We want everyone to get involved in Football Shirt Friday. It doesn’t matter what team you support or how big a fan you are, what’s important is joining together to beat bowel cancer. We’ve come a long way since Bobby’s death in 1993 – mortality rates have fallen by 30%. But bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK so we still have work to do. By taking part in Football Shirt Friday and donating £5 to the Bobby Moore Fund, you can contribute to life-saving research into bowel cancer and ultimately help beat the disease that took Bobby too soon.”
David Seaman said: “There’s one thing football fans can agree on: Bobby Moore is a legend. I want people to continue to honour his memory by taking part in Football Shirt Friday and raising money to beat bowel cancer. Whatever you are doing on Friday 26 April, wear your football shirt, donate £5 to the Bobby Moore Fund and help fund life-saving research. Do Bobby proud.”
If you give a shirt about beating bowel cancer, wear your shirt with pride on Friday 26 April and donate £5 to the Bobby Moore Fund.
To donate £5 to the Bobby Moore Fund text FOOTBALL to 70200*
If you don’t own a football shirt or can’t wear it on Football Shirt Friday, but would still like to get involved please visit footballshirtfriday.org
Join the conversation using @BobbyMooreFund or on Facebook at OfficialBobbyMooreFund
About the Bobby Moore Fund
- The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK raises vital funds for research into bowel cancer and increases public awareness of the disease
- The Fund was set up by Stephanie Moore MBE in memory of her husband, footballer Bobby Moore, after his death from the disease in 1993, at just 51
- Over the past 26 years, the Bobby Moore Fund has raised over £26 million towards bowel cancer research
- For more information visit www.bobbymoorefund.org
- Football Shirt Friday’s official title sponsor is William Hill
About Cancer Research UK
- Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
- Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
- Cancer Research UK receives no funding from the UK government for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on vital donations from the public.
- Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.
- Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.
- Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
- Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.