On Friday 19 November fans have been urged to wear their football shirts, whether that be to school, work or just at home. The campaign is in aid of the Bobby Moore Fund and the aim of it is to try and raise awareness of bowel cancer.
This is the ninth year ‘Football Shirt Friday’ has been running. The Bobby Moore Fund was founded in 1993 in memory of Bobby Moore, to help spread awareness of bowel cancer and raise money.
Salford City alongside many other clubs and individuals like England captain, Harry Kane are encouraging fans to get involved.
— Salford City FC (@SalfordCityFC) November 18, 2021
The World Cup winning captain passed away in February 1993 after a battle with liver and bowel cancer, with the fund being set up shortly after by Bobby’s widow Stephanie Moore MBE.
Since then, the fund has raised over £28 million and has led to a 30% decrease in bowel cancer mortality rates, however the disease still kills 45 people daily.
To make donations to the Bobby Moore fund, click the link here: Football Shirt Friday 2021 – Cancer Research UK
Beloved figures within sport have been tweeting to raise awareness for ‘Football Shirt Friday’, such as sports presenter Jim White:
Looking forward to #FootballShirtFriday, raising awareness for Cancer Research UK’s Bobby Moore Fund! My @talkSPORT chum @trevor8sinclair went early today, sporting the shirt of the club he always wishes he’d played for – the mighty @CelticFC! pic.twitter.com/id59AgP137
— Jim White (@JimWhite) November 17, 2021