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Football fans honour Sir Bobby Charlton’s legacy

Football fans from around the world have raised £50,000 to honour Sir Bobby Charlton’s legacy with generous donations to a number of his charities.

Charlton – a prominent figure in England’s 1966 World Cup victory – was diagnosed with dementia in November 2020 and died in October last year, aged 86.

His charitable endeavours helped those in need through his own Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation. He also supported many other worthy causes.

Following his passing, Manchester United also donated £100,000 to charities close to Sir Bobby’s heart to continue his legacy.

This donation was allocated by the Charlton family to the Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society and The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT).

Lady Norma Charlton, Sir Bobby’s wife, said: “On behalf of the family I want to thank everyone, not only for the donations but also the love and support they have showed following Bobby’s passing, the response has been nothing short of remarkable.

“I know Bobby would be so proud of the impact the funds donated will have on so many lives – as a family we are engaged with these charities and will see firsthand the difference they will make.

“This collective effort embodies the true spirit of our football family and ensures that Bobby’s legacy lives on.”

The funds raised not only reflect the deep admiration for Sir Bobby’s sporting prowess, but also signify football’s collective commitment to continuing his legacy and his relentless desire to help others.

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