Isle of Man News - POSTED Mon 24-06-2013

Celton Manx sponsors Bobby Moore Fund Charity Golf Day

by Celton Manx

Celton Manx sponsors Bobby Moore Fund Charity Golf Day

For the third successive year Celton Manx has sponsored the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK charity golf day.

The event was held at Mount Murray golf club on Thursday, June 20th, to raise money for the fund set up 20 years ago in memory of legendary footballer Bobby Moore OBE, who died from bowel cancer aged just 51.

Among the entrants were football legends Perry Groves, the former Arsenal player, Steve Perryman, best remembered for his Tottenham Hotspur successes, Graham Roberts, retired footballer and manager, and Erik Thorstvedt, the Norwegian ex-professional goalkeeper.

Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘We were pleased to support the tournament once again as the Bobby Moore Fund is a cause extremely close to our hearts. Bobby played for West Ham United, a football club we, as operator of the global online sports book SBOBET, were proud to sponsor for four years. This was a partnership that came to an amicable conclusion in May of this year but during our association with the club we became closely involved with the fund to which we were not only proud to contribute but also lend heightened exposure.

‘The work being achieved by the Bobby Moore Fund in helping save lives from bowel cancer could not be a more fitting tribute to one of the world’s greatest sporting heroes. And sport is central to all that we, as a business and as a committed supporter of local causes, do. Celton Manx is therefore delighted to have sponsored this event and congratulates the organisers for having fundraising “down to a tee”.’

Dave Vitty from the Bobby Moore Fund said: ‘We’re delighted so many people chose to honour Bobby Moore’s legacy by taking part in the tournament. We are, of course, especially grateful to Celton Manx, not only for their generous support of the Bobby Moore Fund during their long association with West Ham United but also for their sponsorship of this charity golf day for the third year running.

‘Bowel cancer is a largely preventable disease and since the Bobby Moore Fund was set up in 1993 we’re seeing a significant fall in mortality rates. To mark the fund’s 20th anniversary our 2013 campaign is “Make Bobby Proud”. Thanks to the generosity of everyone involved in this event we’ve taken another step towards achieving that goal.’

Photo - Former Tottenham and Chelsea star Graham Roberts, whose career highlights included winning two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup, tees off at the Bobby Moore Fund golf day, held at the Mount Murray course.

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