Wednesday, 26 May 2010


To raise much-needed funds for the fight against cancer, twenty years after Sir Bobby Robson led England to the World Cup semi-finals, Virgin Media has pledged to make a donation to the charity set up in his name every time a visitor to this site watches any video clips.

Virgin Media has pledged to give 20% of the revenue generated from all videos viewed - and if the England team goes one better in 2010 and wins the World Cup, we will give an extra 10% to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

So the more times the video clips are watched on this site, the more money will be given to help in the fight against cancer, an illness which Sir Bobby bravely fought five times.

Sir Bobby's son, Mark Robson, said: "We're very grateful that Virgin Media has offered their support with this tribute to my dad. It's a fantastic way to raise funds to help improve the lives of other people fighting cancer and to make people aware of his charity. The money raised will help fund clinical trials of new cancer drugs, which is something dad was passionate about.

"Italia 90 is remembered as one of the highlights of dad`s career. He was extremely proud to be manager of England and his team's achievements at Italia 90 were unforgettable. It was a very special tournament which inspired so many people in a way only the World Cup can."

Thursday, 20 May 2010


Snooker legend Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White will be in Newcastle next week to support the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Jimmy is the guest star at a sell out fund-raising event at Westfield Social Club on Westgate Road in Newcastle. He will be playing a frame of snooker against the highest bidders in an auction to benefit Sir Bobby’s cancer charity.

Jimmy, who has fought cancer himself, says: “For me to be able to help raise some money in Sir Bobby Robson’s name, that’s just fantastic. He was always doing things to help other people and it’s really an honour for me to be able to help out.

“I must have been to Newcastle hundreds of times. I’m a big Chelsea fan and I’ve seen maybe 15 or 20 games at St James’ Park. The atmosphere there is second to none.”

The event on Wednesday 26 May is being organised by Michael Sheldon from Westerhope and the members of the Westfield Snooker Team.

Michael is thrilled at the positive response from local snooker fans and says: “We sold out all 200 tickets for this night in no time at all. Everyone is excited to see Jimmy play at close quarters and a lucky few will also get the chance to match themselves against him.

“It will be a fantastic evening and we’re very proud to help support Sir Bobby’s cancer charity.”

The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation operates within the Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Trust to help patients across the north east and Cumbria. It focuses on the early detection and treatment of cancer and the clinical trials of new drugs that will eventually beat it.

The charity was launched in March 2008 and, thanks to tremendous generosity from donors and fund-raisers, has now raised more than £2.4 million to help fight cancer.