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Life of Sir Bobby celebrated

A huge fundraising celebration will be held to remember the life of Sir Bobby Robson and to mark what would have been his 80th birthday.

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Charity fundraiser in memory of Sir Bobby

More than £4million has been raised by Sir Bobby's charity Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A huge fundraising celebration will be held on Monday evening to remember the life of Sir Bobby Robson.

The event, at the Sage in Gateshead, will mark what would have been Sir Bobby's 80th birthday.

The former Newcastle United and England manager died from cancer in July 2009.

Before his death, he launched the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation which has raised more than £4million towards the detection and treatment of cancer.

The event will include performances from Mark Knopfler, Russell Watson and Joe McElderry. A host of sports stars are also lending their support.

Proceeds will go towards the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the Alan Shearer Foundation.

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