Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

There Is Moore To Know

There Is Moore To Know

THERE IS MOORE TO KNOW

The England Football Team is spearheading a drive to raise awareness of bowel cancer, the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the UK, killing 44 people each day.

The campaign 'There is Moore to know' will feature a series of striking and powerful images with stars of the England team, Theo Walcott, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, David James, Micah Richards and Shaun Wright Phillips for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

The unique collection of images portraying anatomical representations of the bowel are specifically timed to launch on St Georges Day and coincide with Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

The campaign will feature exclusive interviews and a viral campaign produced by the players` Team England Footballers Charity as part of their support of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.



Image: John Davis / Team England / Idols

The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK aims to raise awareness of the shocking statistics associated with the disease that killed the former England captain, Bobby Moore aged just 51. The Fund endeavors to make more people aware of the symptoms of the disease and how to best reduce their risk of bowel cancer.

Stunning photographs of the England footballers taken by leading sports photographer, John Davis, are combined with cutting edge technology to reveal the inner workings of the body, drawing attention to the bowel with the message 'There is Moore to know`. Supporting the main images is a collection of behind-the-scenes shots captured by world renowned photographer, Terry O`Neill, who was a friend to Bobby Moore.

Rio Ferdinand said: "My England team-mates and I were shocked to find out that bowel cancer kills 44 people every day in the UK, especially when over eight out of ten cases can be treated successfully if detected early enough."

David James commented: "Lives can be saved if more people know about bowel cancer and can recognise the symptoms of the disease."

Theo Walcott added: "Bobby was one of the greatest footballers of all time; to die at 51 is too young. It is important to us that we make more people aware of the disease."

Stephanie Moore MBE, Bobby`s widow and founder of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK said: "The support of the current England squad means so much to me and to the Bobby Moore Fund as a whole. Through this campaign, the players will help raise awareness of bowel cancer. Not only are we reaching a wide audience via the media and advertising outlets; selected images will also feature within bowel cancer leaflets and posters in doctors surgeries across the country. To have Terry O`Neill working with us on this project is also very special, Bobby would have been delighted."

The players chose to work with the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK following their decision, in 2007, to set up their own charitable trust - the Team England Footballers` Charity. Their ambition is to raise a minimum of £1 million for chosen charity partners ahead of the 2010 World Cup. Each member of the squad has signed up to donate both their international match fees and their time to support chosen charity partners to raise awareness of particular issues and make a difference to the lives of others.

The Team England Footballers Charity is managed by 1966 Entertainment Ltd. Terry Byrne, 1966 CEO said: "This campaign is one example of how the players are using their profile in a positive way for the benefit of others. In addition to this campaign the players have raised vital funds for bowel cancer research by donating their international match fees to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. Their work extends to other chosen charity partners and the players are ahead of schedule to reach their goal of raising £1 million by the end of the year."

To see the stunning pictures, interviews and footage of the players and to know Moore:

Log onto:

www.teamenglandfootballerscharity.com and www.bobbymoorefund.org

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday April 23 2009
Time: 11:26AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Porter’s Sour Grapes

Recent Leeds United Articles

LUFC Radrizzani Plans To Buy Back Elland Road This Summer

New Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani says he intends to buy back Elland Road by the end of the summer

LUFC Leeds Season Ticket Sales Reach 15,000

Leeds United have announced that season ticket sales have passed 15,000

LUFC Chris Wood Shortlisted For Fans' Player Of The Season

Leeds United striker Chris Wood has been shortlisted for the Championship PFA Fans' Player of the Season

LUFC On This Day - May 25th

A look back at what happened on this day May 25th in the history of Leeds United.

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Which Loan Signing Would You Most Like To See return?
Suggested By:
Kyle Bartley89%
Hadi Sacko4%
Alfonso Pedraza5%
Mo Barrow1%
Matt Grimes1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza7198
2.deslondon74
3.King Billy59
4.@OxonWhite51
5.Tiny T48
6.Spanky White34
7.SimonTVW27
8.erni26
9.Oyper21
10.ultraleeds12
Write for Vital Football