Lady Elsie, Sir Bobby Robson's widow has released a Christmas message to say thank you for all the support the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation has received in 2016.
The foundation was launched in 2008.
In 2016, we made our largest contribution to date, £1 million, to fund clinical research and nursing posts at the new Wolfson Childhood Cancer Research Centre. We also funded a Consultant Clinical Scientist, which is a new patient treatment and research role, to ensure we’re getting the most out of the cutting-edge radiotherapy treatment we’re also helping fund.
We continue to work within the NHS and in partnership with other cancer charities and organisations like Newcastle University. Finding more effective ways to detect and treat cancer is a team effort and we are proud to play our part.
For me, this year was also very special because we broke through the £10m fundraising barrier.
This incredible achievement seems all the more remarkable because of the way we’re set up, without professional fundraisers to organise events or coordinate volunteers. I know Bob would be as touched and amazed as I am at the heartfelt support our charity continues to receive.
Thank you, as ever, for your support for our Foundation. We really do appreciate it and may I wish you and your loved ones a very happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.
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