Conrad Does A Runner
Wed 28 Feb 2007 
Club news item

Dear Friends, Family, colleagues, other, † You may by now already be aware that Iíve taken the rather insane decision to run 26 miles 385 yards from one end of our great capital to the other on Sunday the 22nd of April with four of my ESPN colleagues. Yes people, the London marathon.†


† Weare all running to raise money and awareness for the Bobby Moore Fund, which is part of Cancer research UK. Now before we urge you to dig deep, weíd like top acquaint you with Bobby and the charity. †

ĎBobby Moore was born on 12 April 1941 and heís mainly remembered for his time as West Ham captain and of course leading England to World Cup victory in 1966.†As captain of the only England football team ever to win the World Cup, he 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 engrained 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, and one of the sports true gents. †

Sadly, at the age of 51, his life was cut short when he died of bowel cancer in 1993. †


The Bobby Moore was set up shortly after his death by his wife Stephanie. Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK after breast and lung cancer. Almost 100 people in this country are diagnosed with the disease every day. Bowel cancer affects similar numbers of men and women and actually is a largely preventable disease. †

The good news is that around two-thirds of bowel cancer cases could be prevented by changes to lifestyle. We can all make choices that will reduce our risk of the disease, such as taking plenty of exercise, maintaining a healthy body weight and eating a healthy diet. †

It's crucial to find bowel cancer early , When bowel cancer is found early around nine out of ten people will survive. Bowel cancer can have recognisable symptoms:

† Bleeding from the bottom without any obvious reason

A persistent change in bowel habit to looser or more frequent bowel motions

Tummy pain, especially if severe

A lump in your tummy †

Funds raised are spent on high-quality bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. The money raised to date has funded 15 Bobby Moore Research Fellowships and a new bowel cancer laboratory at St Mark's Hospital in London.í †

Now for the money bit Ė the five of us have pledged to raise £2,000 each, so thatís £10,000 in total! So please give as much as you can, not only will you be giving to an exceedingly good cause, the more you give the better youíll make us feel about ourselves. Forward the email onto friends and friends of friends who may be interested, we need your help! †

Donating is a doddle. We have a web address which makes it completely easy for you to donate, itís here:

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Itís fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor us - Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you. †

Thatís it Ė please, please, please donít put it off. †

Thanks so much †

† If you can't afford to dontate now, why not set a reminder for a month's time perhaps?? †