The Bobby Moore Fund

The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK is committed to beating bowel cancer in memory of the legendary footballer Bobby Moore. 

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK. Every step we make toward finding a cure relies on every pound raised. One day research will beat this disease and that is why we fund the pioneering work of world-class scientists. With your help we can make that day come sooner.

Bowel cancer. It’s big. United we’re bigger.

Stephanie Moore MBE established the Bobby Moore Fund, in partnership with Cancer Research UK, in 1993. The Fund was set up in memory of Stephanie's late husband, legendary footballer Bobby Moore, who sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51. We raise money for research into bowel cancer and also work to increase public awareness of the disease.

Our research

Thanks to your support, to date the Bobby Moore Fund has raised over £21 million. The funds are spent on pioneering bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK.

Bobby Moore - a football icon

Robert Frederick Chelsea Moore was born on 12 April 1941 in Barking, Essex.

He played for West Ham United and Fulham FC and led England to World Cup victory in 1966. As captain of the only England football team ever to win the World Cup, Bobby Moore remains one of the greatest sporting heroes in football.

The famous image of Bobby holding the Jules Rimet trophy aloft at Wembley Stadium in 1966 is one that has become ingrained in every football fan's memory. Bobby played for England 108 times, captained the team in a record 90 matches, won the World Cup, the FA Cup, the European Cup Winners' Cup and was Footballer of the Year. During a career spanning over two decades, he secured a reputation for being one of the best defenders in the world.

Bobby was awarded an OBE in 1967.

Since Bobby died in 1993, almost 300,000 people have lost their lives to bowel cancer in the UK. Please support Bobby's legacy and help us tackle bowel cancer.