Football Shirt Friday is a great opportunity to show your football colours on your morning meeting Zoom call with your colleagues...and support a very worth cause in the process.
World-Cup winning England captain Bobby Moore sadly 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!
“Anyone can take part in Football Shirt Friday," Stephanie said. "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 Friday 20th 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 2nd 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 want to beat bowel cancer, wear your shirt with pride this Friday and donate to the Bobby Moore Fund and Cancer Research UK.
To donate £5 to the Bobby Moore Fund, simply text SHIRT to 70180.
And you can join the conversation on social media this Friday by using the @BobbyMooreFund handle or tag in OfficialBobbyMooreFund on Facebook.
Current England captain, Harry Kane, was joined by England and Arsenal midfielder, Jordan Nobbs, in launching this year’s Football Shirt Friday.
“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.”
"Football Shirt Friday is so important in raising money to help tackle bowel cancer," Nobbs added. "It doesn’t matter whether you’re at home, work or school on Friday 20th November, just make sure you’re wearing your football shirt and donate £5 towards life-saving bowel cancer research.”
Want to know more about the campaign, the cause or how you can get involved? Click here for all the information you need.