A TEAM of Black Cats stars escaped the football pitch for the golf course to raise money for Sir Bobby Robson’s cancer charity.
Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn was joined by manager Steve Bruce and captain Lee Cattermole as well as Phil Bardsley and Michael Turner at the celebrity golf day at Rockcliffe Hall, Darlington.
Rivalries were set aside as representatives from Newcastle United, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Leeds United joined the event as teams of players and former players took on businesses people from the area.
Niall was joined by fellow patrons Alan Shearer, Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson and Sir Bobby’s captain at Ipswich Town Mick Mills in teeing off to raise funds for the worthy cause.
Since its launch just over three years ago, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation has raised £3.3million towards finding better cancer treatments.
Sir Bobby’s widow, Lady Elsie, said: “The money raised will help fund the search for more effective treatments for cancer and will help those people who are currently fighting this terrible disease.
“I know my husband would be very proud to have this wonderful charity event staged in his name.”
For more information about the charity go to www.sirbobbyrobsonfoundation.org.uk