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Stephanie Moore

Clubs collect £15,000 for Bobby Moore Fund

National League clubs raised more than £15,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research.

Every club across the three divisions took part back in March and April and a cheque will be presented to Stephanie Moore MBE, Bobby’s widow, before Saturday’s televised match between Dagenham & Redbridge and Wrexham.

The Daggers’ Victoria Road ground is a few miles from the Barking home where the Moore family lived between 1941 and 1993. Last month, English Heritage unveiled a blue plaque on the property for the first and only England football captain to lift the World Cup.

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and also the second most common cause of cancer death. More than 44 people die from the disease every day in the UK – equivalent to four football teams. Since the fund was set up in 1993 mortality rates have fallen 30% and more than £22 million has been raised for research.

The charity hopes to raise an additional £500,000 this year as the country marks 50 years since England’s World Cup win.

Maidstone’s collection was held during the Bishop’s Stortford game and raised £405 towards the total.

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