Sunderland building society launches special Sir Bobby Robson Foundation account

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A BUILDING society aims to hit the back of the net with a long-term scheme to help the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Newcastle Building Society’s Sunderland branch, in Waterloo Place, has launched the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Isa.

It will give an additional cash donation, for every pound invested by customers, to the charity.

The company said it was the charity’s first financial product partnership,

Sir Bobby’s widow, Lady Elsie Robson, said: “It was a great pleasure to help launch this new account and we’re grateful to the Newcastle for thinking of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

“It’s a very creative way of helping the charity and we will ensure every penny donated is spent wisely.

“We’ve just celebrated the Foundation’s fourth anniversary and receiving support from an organisation with a heritage like the Newcastle Building Society is a marvellous present.

“My husband would have been as proud as punch with this fitting gesture.”