Sir Bobby Robson's cancer charity raises £7.3m

On the fifth anniversary of Sir Bobby Robson's death his widow said he would be "astonished" to know his cancer-fighting charity has now raised £7.3 million.

Sir Bobby Robson died in 2009 aged 76. Credit: Empics

When the much-loved ex-England manager launched his foundation, the aim was to raise £500,000 but he was not confident of reaching that total, Lady Elsie said.

Since he faced his fifth and final battle with cancer, wellwishers have continued to raise money in memory of the former Ipswich Town, Barcelona and Newcastle United boss.

The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation was set up after he was inspired by his oncologist Professor Ruth Plummer, who told him funding for research was needed.