Friday 26th April saw the Comms Team throw on their best Football Shirt for the Bobby Moore Fund. Our Football Shirt Friday fundraiser raised £200 – £100 in donations, which was matched by Comms Express.
Football has always been at the heart of the Comms Express team. The staff roster boasts many footballers who play for local teams. We have weekly kickabouts, our own fantasy league and a score prediction competition.
It’s safe to say we love football.
So when Customer Services Manager Rachel proposed doing Football Shirt Friday, we all jumped at the opportunity.
“‘I’d seen other companies do it, and thought it would be a great idea to bring the team together” Rachel explained, “it’s a great cause!”
The team came out in force, raising a fantastic amount of money for the cause.
What Is Football Shirt Friday?
Football Shirt Friday is a fundraising day organised by Cancer Research as part of Bowel Cancer Month. It usually takes place on the last Friday in April.
Cancer Research asks everyone to wear a football shirt to work in exchange for a donation.
What Is The Bobby Moore Fund?
In 1966, Bobby Moore captained the team that won England its first and only World Cup trophy. He died from Bowel Cancer in 1993 at the age of 51.
After his death, his widow, Stephanie Moore, set up The Bobby Moore Fund with the help of Cancer Research. The fund has raised over £26 million to put towards research and public awareness to help spot early warning signs.
Since 1993, Bowel Cancer mortality rates have fallen by 30%, and the Bobby Moore Fund continues to push to lower it.
Find out more about Comms Express’s fundraising and community work.