Teddy promotes Bobby Moore fund for Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Footballer Teddy Sheringham showed off a new shirt this week - to promote the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

The West Ham striker picked up the red shirt with the famous number six on the back to help promote the many opportunities available this spring to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Bobby Moore leading England to World Cup victory and as many people as possible are being encouraged to raise money by organising sporting and 1960s themed fundraising events.

In 1993, Cancer Research UK and Bobby' wife Stephanie set-up the Bobby Moore Fund to raise money for research into bowel cancer.

World Cup themed fundraising opportunities are endless for football and non-football fans alike with a free fundraising pack offering the chance to organise sports tournaments, sponsored events, parties, sweepstakes and a 1960s themed quiz on offer.

Any men who fancy getting active are urged to enrol in Run for Moore - a series of 5km runs for men taking place at six venues throughout the summer.

It is hoped that events held over the coming months will raise more than £3m to help fund research into bowel cancer.

Teddy, who celebrated his 40th birthday on Sunday (April 2) pledged his support for Cancer Research UK as he stood in front of the Bobby Moore stand at Upton Park.

He said: "I was born in 1966, the year Bobby Moore led England to victory in the World Cup. Bobby also played for West Ham.

"We all love football, we're all affected by cancer in some way so bringing those two things together and doing something positive is a great idea.

"There are lots of ways to enjoy football this summer and plenty of opportunities to help support the Bobby Moore Fund and Cancer Research UK. I urge everyone to get involved in such a good cause."

Cancer Research UK shops will be selling everything needed to make watching the World Cup as fun as possible, including t-shirts, mugs, baseball caps, car flags and desk toppers.

Despite the fact that around eight out of ten people can be successfully treated if bowel cancer is found early, it is the most common cause of cancer death after lung cancer, with 45 people dying from the disease every day in the UK.

Anyone experiencing symptoms such as rectal bleeding, a change in bowel habits or a pain or lump in their stomach should visit their doctor as soon as possible. Although it is unlikely to be cancer, it is better to be sure.

To find out more about Run for Moore or to sign-up for the event visit the Run for Moore website.

To register for your free fundraising pack or for more information about the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, visit the website or call 08701 60 20 40.

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Notes to Editor

  • Digital pictures are attached of footballer Teddy Sheringham showing off the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK T-shirt.
  • The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK is an official 2006 FA Charity Partner.
  • Run for Moore Events

The entry fee for Run for Moore is £19.66, which includes a limited edition no “6” Bobby Moore t-shirt. All participants are asked to raise as much sponsorship money as possible for bowel cancer research. Run for Moore will take place in the same venues as Cancer Research UK’s women-only Race for Life.

Run for Moore events are taking place in:

Bristol - 14 May Manchester - 4 June Sandwell (West Brom) - 4 June Liverpool - 18 June Leeds - 2 July Blackheath, London - 2 July

  • The Bobby Moore Fund

The Bobby Moore Fund, which is part of Cancer Research UK, raises funds specifically towards research into bowel cancer, the disease from which Bobby died aged 51. (Reg charity no. 108464).

After Bobby Moore's death from bowel cancer in 1993, Stephanie Moore MBE, Bobby's widow, asked Cancer Research UK (Reg. charity no. 1089464) to establish the Bobby Moore Fund in his memory. As part of Cancer Research UK, the aims of the Fund are to raise money for vital research into bowel cancer. To date the charity has raised over £5 million to help tackle bowel cancer.

  • Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK's vision is to conquer cancer through world-class research. The charity works alone and in partnership with others to carry out research into the biology and causes of cancer, to develop effective treatments, improve the quality of life for cancer patients, reduce the number of people getting cancer and to provide authoritative information on cancer. Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent charity dedicated to research on the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.

For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 020 7009 8820 or visit the Cancer Research website.