BBC Radio 5 live broadcasts live from the Cancer Trials Research Centre

PUBLISHED: 16:20 29 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:14 20 February 2013

BBC Radio 5 live broadcasts live from the Cancer Trials Research Centre

BBC Radio 5 live broadcasts live from the Cancer Trials Research Centre

On the day when the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation broke through the £2.5 million fund-raising mark, BBC Radio 5 live broadcast live from the Cancer Trials Research Centre established by the Foundation.

On the day when the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation broke through the 2.5 million fund-raising mark, BBC Radio 5 live broadcast live from the Cancer Trials Research Centre established by the Foundation.


Hosted by Gabby Logan, the programme focussed on the pioneering cancer research being done at the centre and the ongoing work of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.


Interviewees included Sir Bobbys widow and sons - Lady Elsie, Paul, Andrew and Mark Robson - Alan Shearer, who is a patron of Sir Bobbys charity, and Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper.


On announcing that the 2.5 million fund-raising mark had been passed Alan Shearer said: Its an incredible achievement and a result of so many peoples generosity and so many peoples hard work. If hes looking down today Sir Bobby will be smiling proudly. And so he should be proud - he was an incredible man.


The Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care, Freeman Hospital in Newcastle opened in February 2009. In its first year, over 600 new patients from the North East and Cumbria have been treated there.


To make a donation or for more information on the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, 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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