Sir Bobby dedicated to fight cancer

FOOTBALL hero Sir Bobby Robson has pledged to dedicate his time to the fight against cancer.The former Ipswich Town manager, who turned 75 today and lives in County Durham, has been diagnosed with the illness five times.

FOOTBALL hero Sir Bobby Robson has pledged to dedicate his time to the fight against cancer.

The former Ipswich Town manager, who turned 75 today and lives in County Durham, has been diagnosed with the illness five times.

He said he now plans to raise money for other cancer sufferers across the North East over the coming year, with the aim of opening a cancer trial research centre carrying his name at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

Sir Bobby, who masterminded the Blues' FA Cup triumph in 1978 and the UEFA Cup success in 1981, told the Evening Chronicle in Newcastle: “I want to thank the people who have looked after me so well and also provide something for future patients like myself.

“I know it's a heavy workload but it's a worthwhile one. I want to stay active and do something and I'm thankful for the help I have received.”

He said the building is currently being built but “it doesn't have beds, linen, equipment, anything.”

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However, Sir Bobby, who also managed England and Newcastle United, said he hopes to supply these through “a year-long commitment to countless functions aimed at raising money”.

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