Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

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    "Sir Bobby launched his Foundation in 2008 after a request for help from his oncologist Professor Ruth Plummer. Professor Plummer was treating Sir Bobby as he faced cancer for the fifth – and what he knew would be the final time. She needed to raise £500,000 to equip a new cancer drug trials centre at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care in Newcastle upon Tyne and asked him if he knew anyone who might like to donate. Sir Bobby responded by launching a charity to get the money she needed. He described it as “like being at the helm of a team again.” What he called his last and greatest team. The reaction to his appeal for help was incredible and just seven weeks after the Foundation launched Professor Plummer had the £500,000 she needed. In February 2009, Sir Bobby officially opened the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre...."
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    Sir Bobby Robson Foundation
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    Link: http://sirbobbyrobsonfoundation.org.uk/
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 5 months ago
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