FORMER Sunderland player and chairman Niall Quinn has praised the work of a cancer charity which is six today.
The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation has today announced it has broken through the £7million barrier after its biggest year of fund-raising to date.
The total raised for the cancer charity that former England and Newcastle United manager Sir Bobby launched in 2008 now stands at £7,028,352, an achievement his widow Lady Elsie describes as “a fantastic team effort”.
Quinn, a patron of the charity, said: “It’s great news. It’s a staggering new fund-raising total and testimony to the great man. He’d be thrilled by how much has been raised.
“Here we are, not just applauding Sir Bobby, but the outstanding people raising all that money for the charity. Sir Bob always was good at picking teams, and this one is fantastic and growing all the time.”
The foundation helps find more effective ways to detect and treat cancer, directly benefits cancer patients from across the North East and Cumbria and plays a part in wider research.