Legend's widow backs charity event

BOBBY Moore's widow today urged the men and boys of Ipswich to brave a 5km jog in aid of the charity launched in memory of her late husband.The Run For Moore race will be held in the town for the first time ever on June 8 in Chantry Park, using the same course as the women-only Race For Life, which will be staged earlier that day.

BOBBY Moore's widow today urged the men and boys of Ipswich to brave a 5km jog in aid of the charity launched in memory of her late husband.

The Run For Moore race will be held in the town for the first time ever on June 8 in Chantry Park, using the same course as the women-only Race For Life, which will be staged earlier that day.

Organisers are hoping to raise £63,000 which will be used to help fund research into bowel cancer - the disease which claimed the life of England's 1966 World Cup-winning captain in 1993 at the age of 51.

Bobby's wife, Stephanie Moore MBE, created the Bobby Moore Fund in partnership with Cancer Research UK 15 years ago. Since then, £10million has been raised.

She said: “There will be all shapes, sizes and ages taking part, although because of the male element I'm sure it will be a bit more competitive than Race For Life.

“Everybody will be wearing red t-shirts with Moore and the number six on the back which they are given at the start, so it will look pretty impressive to see a sea of red running through Chantry Park.

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“From my point of view, it will be quite emotional, too. Bobby would have been extremely proud, and I'm sure he would have been running with them.”

It is hoped the 2008 Run for Moore series will raise more than £420,000 nationally, all of which will be used in the fight against bowel cancer, which kills 44 people every day in the UK.

Cancer Research UK's Ipswich event organiser, Gemma Turpin, said: “This is a great chance for women to persuade the men in their life to spring into action and run 5km to fundraise in memory of one of the greatest English footballers of all time.

“Since Run For Moore takes place after the Race For Life event, it will be a great day out for all the family.”

To enter Ipswich Run for Moore today visit www.runformoore.org/ipswich or call 0871 6412271.