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Sir Bobby's fund raises more then £156K

PUBLISHED: 18:39 16 September 2009 | UPDATED: 13:45 06 July 2010

SIR Bobby Robson's widow today told how she had been overwhelmed by the influx of donations to her late husband's charity after his death.

In the six weeks since the former Ipswich and England manager lost his fight with cancer, more than £156,000 has been donated to The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation by fans of his former clubs and individuals wishing to pay tribute.

SIR Bobby Robson's widow today told how she had been overwhelmed by the influx of donations to her late husband's charity after his death.

In the six weeks since the former Ipswich and England manager lost his fight with cancer, more than £156,000 has been donated to The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation by fans of his former clubs and individuals wishing to pay tribute.

More than £40,000 was donated via the foundation's website in the first five days alone.

Sir Bobby's widow, Lady Elsie Robson, 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 personally but there are simply too many.”

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.

To make a donation, view messages of support or get more information on the foundation, visit www.sirbobbyrobsonfoundation.org.uk

Donations can also be made by sending a cheque to Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, PO Box 307, Heaton NE7 7QG.

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