Our staff members were sporting their team’s colours in the AFA office last week, as we proudly got behind Football Shirt Friday in aid of The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.
Taking place during bowel cancer awareness month, Football Shirt Friday returned for the sixth year, with backing from well-known faces such as Robbie Savage and David Seaman, to help fund life-saving research into bowel cancer.
AFA Chief Executive Officer, Jason Kilby, wore his Tottenham Hotspur shirt; Jock Henderson, Discipline Officer, was sporting a Westminster Citizens shirt; Bob Leeds, Football Development Officer, wore his Vasco da Gama colours and Carol Isherwood, MBE FA Senior Regional Manager, wore an England away strip.
The fundraising initiative, which asks people to wear their football shirt and donate to the Bobby Moore Fund, draws inspiration from one of the most famous images of Bobby taken at the 1970 World Cup, where he swapped football shirts with Brazil legend Pelé. Seen as a sign of respect between the opposing players, it is a gesture that has been recreated by footballers worldwide ever since.
Bobby’s widow, Stephanie Moore MBE, set up the fund in partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise money for research into the disease.
To donate £5, just text SHIRT to 70200 (terms and conditions apply).
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