The wife of Newcastle United hero Sir Bobby Robson has paid tribute to Freddie Fletcher. In a statement Lady Elsie reflected the support given to her late husband's charity by the club's former chief executive.
“I was very sad to hear the news about Freddie. He was a good friend of ours and when we set up the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, he was one of the first people Bob approached for support. Freddie was a great help and played a key role in the charity’s launch. He was always passionate and enthusiastic about the charity and I’m grateful to him.”
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