This Friday, take part in Football Shirt Friday. Join England captain Harry Kane, football journalist Amy Christophers and YouTuber Harry Pinero in the Bobby Moore Fund’s annual bowel cancer awareness event.
Bobby Moore was the captain of West Ham United for ten years as well as the England team that won the World Cup in 1966. He passed away from bowel cancer in 1993 and shortly after his death, his wife Stephanie set up the Bobby Moore Fund, which has so far raised £28 million and as a result, mortality rates have fallen by more than 30%.
Although great progress has been made in the last 30 years, there’s still a lot more that needs to be done. There are 42,300 new cases of bowel cancer each year, meaning it is the second most common in the UK.
“I’ll be wearing my shirt on Football Shirt Friday to honour Bobby’s memory and raise money to help beat bowel cancer”
Now more than ever, the support you give will enable Cancer Research to tackle the disease and help those affected by it, and your donations will make this possible. All you need to do is wear your favourite football shirt, share it on social media with the hashtag #FootballShirtFriday and then donate what you’re able to. You can donate online or by texting SHIRT to 70180.
If you’d like to find out more, visit the Cancer Research website.