Bobby Moore Fund
When Bobby Moore sadly died of cancer aged just 51, The Bobby Moore Fund was set up in his remembrance with the aim of raising money for bowel cancer research while simultaneously increasing public awareness of the disease. Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and about 39,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year in the UK alone – that’s more than 100 people every day. Yet if detected early over 80% of cases can be treated successfully, and this is where the charity steps in to generate a greater understanding of the illness and make people more aware of its symptoms.
Since the charity’s inception and partnership with Cancer Research UK in 1993 The Bobby Moore Fund has raised over £14 million and once again Big Scary Monsters will be donating all proceeds raised by their fifth annual 5-a-side football tournament this June towards the aptly football-founded fund.