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Cancer charity setup by Newcastle legend Sir Bobby Robson celebrates 10th anniversary

A North East cancer charity is set to celebrate 10 years of fundraising.

Over the weekend the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation will mark its tenth anniversary. The foundation was set up by Sir Bobby himself, who was diagnosed with cancer 5 times.

To date, the charity has raised twelve million pounds for vital research into the disease which effects around 2.5 million people in the UK.

The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Credit: SBRF
£12m
The amount of money raised by the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation so far.
2.5m
The estimated number of people living with cancer.

The former Newcastle United and England manager passed away in 2009 after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Vital research into cancer takes place at the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre in Newcastle.

The unit is based in the Northern Centre for Cancer care at the Freeman Hospital.

It is a designated unit for the administration of first in human experimental cancer drugs.