This year we are very happy to be supporting Football Shirt Friday which takes place on Friday 26th April 2019. The event was made to help raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund.
The event takes place on the last Friday of April every year, as April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month. It’s day for fans to wear their favourite shirt and donate towards ground breaking research!
Bobby Moore OBE is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time. Bobby spent most of his career at West Ham United, where he made 544 appearances and captained the club for more than 10 years. His greatest footballing achievement came in 1966 when he captained the England team to FIFA World Cup victory. Bobby was only 51 when he died of bowel cancer.
The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer research was set up in 1993 by Bobby’s widow Stephanie Moore MBE shortly after his death. The Fund was set up to work in partnership with Cancer Research UK to support pioneering bowel cancer research. In the last 25 years, the fund has managed to raise over £26 million! Since Bobby’s death, mortality rates have fallen by over 30%, but work still needs to be done as 44 people a day in the UK die from bowel cancer. Their purpose is simple “Together we will beat bowel cancer.”
Between April 19th-26th, for every football shirt sold we’re giving 10% to the Bobby Moore Fund.
Update: We are happy to announce that this year we raised £244.99 through football shirt sales. Thank you to everyone who helped contribute.
View our full range of football shirts here.