Bobby's Boot tours the country to raise support for the England team

Cancer Research UK

This April, a solid bronze cast of Bobby Moore’s World Cup winning boot is touring England to raise awareness of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. The tour is set to energise the English public and rally support for the England team before they head off to South Africa in June.

‘Bobby’s Boot’ starts its tour in London on St. George’s Day and will visit Cancer Research UK shops around the country, encouraging football fans and proud patriots to come along, rub the boot, make a personal wish for the England team and write a good luck message in a specially made book. In addition the shops will be selling a range of products to meet the needs of every England fan, with 100 per cent of the profits going to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK for research into bowel cancer.

‘Bobby’s Boot’ was cast in bronze from the actual left boot that Bobby wore during the 1966 World Cup final where Bobby sent the famous pass to Geoff Hurst in the final few moments of the game, allowing him to score and win the World Cup for England! ‘Bobby’s Boot’ is set to become an iconic piece of English sporting history and will be auctioned off in aid of the Bobby Moore Fund after the tour has finished.

The Bobby Moore Fund products include the essential soft mini football to have a kick around (£3.99) and the Bobby Moore Fund water bottle, great for the gym (£3.99). Also available are the St. George Cross hanging dice, ready to adorn every car rear view mirror in the country (£2.99), the Bobby Moore Fund mug with the image of Bobby kissing the 1966 World Cup (£2.99), and of course, the ultimate red England t-shirt with Bobby’s iconic No.6 on the back (£5.99 for men and women). There are also England flags for the home and car in a range of sizes and styles.

‘Bobby’s Boot’ will tour the UK at the following locations with opportunities for the public to come and rub the boot, take some pictures with it and give the England team a message:

Bobby Moore, 1966 World Cup captain, died from bowel cancer in 1993 at just 51 years of age. Stephanie Moore MBE established the Bobby Moore Fund, in partnership with Cancer Research UK, in 1993. To date, the fund has raised over £12 million for dedicated bowel cancer research. The funds are spent on high-quality bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. The money raised has funded over 36 Bobby Moore Research Fellowships and three additional research projects.
Cancer is a disease which will affect more than one in three people at some point in their lives. Half of people with cancer now survive beyond five years thanks to the work of Cancer Research UK.

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Notes to Editor

About The Bobby Moore Fund:

  • The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK raises vital funds for research into bowel cancer and increases public awareness of the disease.
  • The Fund was set up by Stephanie Moore MBE in memory of her husband, footballer Bobby Moore, after his death from the disease in 1993, at just 51.
  • In the 17 years since Bobby died, the Fund has got from strength to strength and has raised over £12 million through a variety of fundraising events.
  • Funds are spent on cutting-edge bowel cancer research and carried out by leading scientists. To date we have funded 36 research fellowships and bowl cancer projects across the UK.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to beat cancer.

For more information visit www.bobbymoorefund.org

For more information about bowel cancer, please visit www.cancerhelp.org