Taking place on Sunday 29 March at the Lucozade Power League Soccerdome in North Shields, the event aims to raise at least £5,000 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Alex Hurst, managing director at Phoenix Taxis, said: “We’re delighted to have teamed up with Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and provide this fantastic opportunity for football fans to not only enjoy a great day but also to help one of the region’s leading charities.
“As a lifelong Newcastle United supporter, I did not hesitate to choose to support The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. He described the Foundation as “his last and greatest team” and contributing to the on-going pioneering work taking place to benefit cancer patients from across north east England and Cumbria is an honour.”
The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation helps find effective ways to detect and treat cancer. It funds projects, including the clinical trials of new drugs, that directly benefit patients from across the North East and Cumbria and which contribute significantly to international research into cancer.
Pauline Buglass from the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation said: “We’re grateful to Phoenix Taxis for their enthusiastic support and have no doubts this tournament will be a great success.
It is expected that at least 30 five-a-side teams will play on the day. The prize for the winning team is to watch a Newcastle United home game from Phoenix Taxi’s executive box, complete with refreshments and transport.
Runner-up prizes include tickets for the Newcastle United Platinum club for a selected fixture and £100 coach voucher to use when booking a Phoenix Taxi’s coach.
The entry fee per team is £100 and all of the income raised will be donated directly to the Foundation.
To register a team and take part please go to http://www.phoenixtaxis.net/five-a-side.html
Phoenix Taxis was established in 1990. It is a family-run business and proud to have one of the “greenest” taxi fleets in the United Kingdom. The majority of its cars run on Liquid Petroleum Gas or are hybrid vehicles, rather than diesel. Visit the website at http://www.phoenixtaxis.net
About the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation:
Sir Bobby and Lady Elsie launched the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation in 2008 after a request for help from his oncologist Professor Ruth Plummer.
Sir Bobby said he would give up a year of his life to the charity. In fact, he became so passionate about it that, despite being very ill, he spent his last 18 months doing all he could to raise funds to find more effective ways to detect and treat cancer through his Foundation.
He described it as “like being at the helm of a team again” – his last and greatest team – and always said ‘when’ not ‘if’ we beat cancer. Sir Bobby truly believed, with us all pulling together, we will beat the disease.
The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation funds projects within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that directly benefit patients from across the North East and Cumbria – and which contribute significantly to international efforts and research into fighting cancer.
To make a donation, view messages of support, or for more information please visit www.sirbobbyrobsonfoundation.org.uk or donate by sending a cheque to Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Charitable Funds Office, Peacock Hall, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP.
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