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Hammers fans raise nearly £13,000 for Bobby Moore fund

PUBLISHED: 13:24 04 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:24 04 March 2013

Two women collect donations from fans around the Boleyn Ground, Upton Park.

Two women collect donations from fans around the Boleyn Ground, Upton Park.

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Hammers supporters helped to raise nearly £13,000 last week in the name of late footballing legend Bobby Moore OBE.

Hammers fans make a mosaic at the West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur game.Hammers fans make a mosaic at the West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur game.

West Ham United FC are nearing their target of raising £50,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK but the club wish to extend their thanks to the hundreds of fans who donated to mark the 20th anniversary of his passing.

Principal partner SBOBET made a £5,000 donation to the charity founded by Bobby’s widow Stephanie following his death from bowel cancer in 1993.

Another £5,000 was raised through the sale of nearly 11,000 Commemorative Programmes at last Monday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur.

Nearly £2,000 was raised through donations made by fans to a bucket collection held in and around the Boleyn Ground in Upton Park with a further £900 collected via text.

Joint Chairman David Sullivan said: “It is fantastic that we have all been able to raise so much money for the charity set up in Bobby’s name and on behalf of the Board, I would like to thank our fans for the generosity and dedication they showed to honouring Bobby’s memory.

“I, and I am sure every football fan watching, was truly moved during both the minute’s applause and when the mosaic depicting Bobby’s No6 shirt was displayed by the supporters in the stand bearing his name.

“I am sure Bobby would have been very proud of his club and the tribute our fans paid to him.”

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