Brentford FC staff will be joining England stars Harry Kane and Jordan Nobbs in backing this year’s Football Shirt Friday. The footballers are encouraging fans to wear their favourite football shirt with pride at home, work or school on Friday, 20 November, and donate £5 to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. Club staff will be wearing their shirts at home on Friday as they take part in the event.
Speaking about his support for the campaign, Harry Kane said: “I never had the chance to meet Bobby, but every football fan knows about his achievements as a player and a leader. I’ll be wearing my shirt on Football Shirt Friday to honour his memory and raise money to help beat bowel cancer. It doesn’t matter who you support, just pick a shirt and get your mates and colleagues involved if you can. Let’s make Bobby proud.”
Jordan Nobbs said: “Football Shirt Friday is so important in raising money to help tackle bowel cancer. It doesn’t matter whether you’re at home, work or school on Friday 20 November, just make sure you’re wearing your football shirt and donate £5 towards life-saving bowel cancer research.”
Bobby Moore, the World-Cup winning England captain, died of bowel cancer in 1993. Shortly after, his widow Stephanie Moore MBE set up the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK to fund world-class research and awareness projects to tackle bowel cancer. Since it began, the fund has raised over £27m for bowel cancer research.
Stephanie Moore said: “Anyone can take part in Football Shirt Friday. You could be the biggest football fan in the world or not know the offside rule, it doesn’t matter. What’s important is that we unite on 20 November to help beat bowel cancer.
"Mortality rates for bowel cancer have fallen by more than 30 per cent since Bobby’s death, but bowel cancer remains the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK, so there’s still a long way to go. By taking part in Football Shirt Friday and donating £5 to the Bobby Moore Fund, you can truly make a difference in helping tackle the disease that took Bobby too soon.”
If you give a shirt about beating bowel cancer, wear your shirt with pride on Friday 20 November and donate £5 to the Bobby Moore Fund. To donate £5 to the Bobby Moore Fund text SHIRT to 70180. Join the conversation using @BobbyMooreFund or on Facebook at OfficialBobbyMooreFund. You can also donate on the Club's fund-raising page here.