Newcastle legend Shearer new patron of Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

16 October 2009 12:43
Alan Shearer is the new patron of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.[LNB] The former Newcastle caretaker manager and captain takes over the role from Sir Bobby, who died in July. [LNB] Fitting tribute: Sir Bobby Robson's widow Lady Elsie Robson and former Newcastle United and England striker Alan Shearer[LNB] The foundation was set up to fund a research centre in Newcastle into the early detection of cancer. It has so far raised more than £2 million.[LNB] Shearer said: 'He was incredibly brave to put up the fight that he did over the years. He had cancer five times and to keep coming back showed what courage he had.[LNB] 'This was Bobby's way of putting something back into his beloved North East, and what a fantastic success it has been. In no way am I trying to fill Sir Bobby's shoes, I can't, but if I can play any small part in its success, I will.[LNB] 'I know Bobby thought a lot of me, he told me on several occasions, and I have to say the feeling was absolutely mutual.' [LNB] THE LIST: 50 great sporting photographs, Nos 30-21Farewell to a football lion: Moving tribute to Sir Bobby Robson'It has been one of the privileges of my life to have met him' - Alex Ferguson's moving tribute to Sir Bobby Robson[LNB] [LNB]  Explore more:People:Alan ShearerPlaces:Newcastle, United Kingdom

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