Sir Bobby Robson Foundation
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Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Following their support in 2009 for The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation (*) and the pledge they gave then to support it again in 2010, Achilles University Lodge have made good their promise.

W Bro. Sunil Khanna (IPM) and Bro. Shammi Nair (SW), acting on behalf of the W.M., W Bro. Gursharan Sarang, met Alan Shearer, the patron of the Bobby Robson Foundation to present the cheque.

The Lodge, along with its guests raised an impressive £2,608 for Sir Bobby's charity, even more than last year, through a charity Ladies Night at the Landmark restaurant in Stowell Street.  More than 100 people packed the venue to enjoy a fun evening which included raffles, and an auction as well as some keenly contested games of bingo.

Gursharan said: "We expected our members would again back our efforts to raise money for Sir Bobby's charity, and they did; their support was fantastic.  In addition Freemasons and their wives and girlfriends joined us from Lodges across the region and demand for tickets was incredible.  I would like to extend my personal thanks to all who attended and made it such a success, both for us and the Foundation."

Achilles Lodge is already planning its next Charity Ladies Night, which will be held at 'As You Like It' in Jesmond on Saturday 9th April 2011.  On this occasion we plan to be supporting a Masonic Charity.  If anyone would be interested in attending this event, then they should contact Sunil Khanna ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

* The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation focuses on the clinical trials of cancer drugs and treatments and has already equipped a trials unit at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.  It has also funded a specialist research nurse and doctor.  The Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre offers patients from across north east England, North Yorkshire and Cumbria access to early trials and potential new treatments and is at the forefront of the fight against cancer.
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