THE Kings Arms in Melksham raised over £65 in a collection pot at ‘Football Shirt Friday’ for a charity fighting bowel cancer.
The collection was organised for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK by the Kings Arms and local football commentator Ian Nockolds, who promoted the campaign on his Somer Valley Sport Show.
Regulars at the Kings Arms did their bit to support the event, with a collection taking donations throughout the recent European Championships. The collection raised £66.50 for The Bobby Moore Fund.
Ian said, “This year marks the 50th anniversary of England winning the World Cup, making it even more important to remember Bobby Moore and the part he played in England success, as captain of that team.”
Kings Arms landlord Chris Lundean said, “We were just going to run the collection on April 22nd, the official Football Shirt Friday, but we had such a great reaction from the regulars that we decided to keep it going throughout the Euro’s. Bowel cancer is a horrible disease and I’m pleased we’ve been able to do our bit to help raise money to support the fight against it.”
Taking place during bowel cancer awareness month, Football Shirt Friday raises money for vital research into the disease that took Bobby Moore’s life in 1993, at the age of just 51.