Bobby Moore Fund

Photo of Bobby Moore and the England football team celebrating their World Cup win in 1966

The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK exists to tackle bowel cancer.

Bobby Moore OBE was a footballer who captained West Ham and led the England men’s senior team to their first and only World Cup victory in 1966. He was 51 when he died of bowel cancer in 1993.

Shortly after, his widow Stephanie Moore OBE set up a fund to raise money for bowel cancer research and increase public awareness of the disease – The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we’ve raised more than £31m since Bobby’s death. The research and awareness made possible by the Bobby Moore Fund have contributed to a fall of more than 30% in mortality rates for bowel cancer.

But bowel cancer is still the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK, with 46 people losing their life to the disease every day in the UK.

We need to continue our mission to tackle it, so people can live longer, better lives free from the fear of bowel cancer.

It's time to tackle bowel cancer

In the 30 years since the Bobby Moore Fund was set up, we've come so far. And together we will go much further.

Play your part by donating to our life-saving research today.

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Football Shirt Friday

Football Shirt Friday takes place in April, which is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

Get your workplace, school or friends and family together to wear a football shirt, share a selfie on social media and donate to help tackle bowel cancer.

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London Celebrity Sports Quiz


The London Celebrity Sports Quiz is back, on Thursday 2 November 2023 at The Brewery! Once again, we’re bringing together famous faces from across the sporting world to support The Bobby Moore Fund’s pioneering bowel cancer research.

Join us for a special instalment of the UK’s largest interactive sports quiz to celebrate 30 years of the Bobby Moore Fund. With quiz rounds written by the legendary Clive Tyldesley and hosted by celebrity quizmasters, we’re set for another incredible evening of testing sports trivia and entertainment. Who will take the Championship title and walk away with the coveted Sports Quiz trophy?

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