Saturday, 9 June 2012


It’s a classic Tyneside anthem celebrating its 150th anniversary, today (9th June) and the Blaydon Races is also helping to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation thanks to local band The Longsands.

The popular Cramlington group released their own version of the song in aid of the cancer charity raising a massive £1,235.

Lead singer, Trevor Cox, presented a cheque for the money raised to football legend Alan Shearer, a Patron of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, who officially named an East Coast train ‘Blaydon Races’ this week.

Trevor says: “As a group we wanted to do something to help the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and this seemed like a very appropriate way to do it.

“Everyone knows someone affected by cancer and it’s important to keep funding research which will help make the disease a thing of the past.

“We’re proud to be involved and grateful to all our fans who helped by buying the Blaydon Races single.”

150th anniversary celebrations of the Blaydon Races will be in full swing on the 9th June, including the famous Blaydon Race. 

A host of events are planned including a five-a-side football competition, The Blaydon Races 150 Tournament, organised by Craig Ball, from Medburn, near Ponteland, in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

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