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Sir Bobby Robson foundation total soars

MORE than £150,000 has been donated to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation since his death last month.

The amount, totalling 156,000, includes 30,000 which was collected at St. James' Park when it was opened for the public to pay their respects.

The amount came as a surprise to Sir Bobby's wife Lady Elsie. She said: "We have been completely overwhelmed by the thousands of donations to the charity and the numerous personal messages of condolence we've received.

"The family would like to respond to each and every kind message but there are simply too many.

"During this difficult time it has been a comfort to us all knowing Bobby's charity will continue thanks to the wonderful ongoing support it is receiving.

"He would be very proud and very grateful to know that this money will help the experts find a cure for this terrible disease and will help future cancer patients and their families."

In the first five days after his death, more than 40,000 was donated via www.justgiving.com/sirbobbyrobsonfoundation.

The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation focuses on the clinical trials of cancer drugs and treatments and was a major part of Sir Bobby's life as he fought his final battle with the disease.

Lady Elsie added: "My family and I intend to continue with Bobby's charity work and will ensure every penny is spent wisely."

To make a donation, view messages of support, or for more information on The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, please visit www.sirbobbyrobsonfoundation.org.uk or donate by sending a cheque to Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, PO Box 307, Heaton NE7 7QG.

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