Bobby Moore should be the first ever recipient of a posthumous knighthood. Full stop. There can be no argument, in my eyes, against giving the West Ham and England legend this honour - especially with this year being the 50th anniversary of England’s glorious 1966 World Cup win.
I was, therefore, delighted to read Julian Shea’s excellent piece with Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe, who says Moore’s achievement, stature and contribution are such that he merits the award he was denied in his life time.
Mr Collins, who was also elected chair of government’s culture, media and sport committee last month, also says he will continue to champion the cause for Sir Bobby - something most West Ham fans, including Russell Brand, refer to him as anyway.
With this high-level focus on one of - if not the greatest - person to ever where claret and blue, it felt fitting that we should dedicate this issue to his memory and donate profits from this month’s magazine to the charity set up in his name.
We’ve already raised more than £500 for the Bobby Moore Fund through our Blowing Bubbles for Bobby campaign, which is still ticking along nicely, but I’m keen to continue raising money for a charity that means so much to me personally.
But let’s not stop here. Let’s continue to show our support for fundraisers like Jonjo Heuerman and help to raise as much money as we can for the Bobby Moore Fund and Cancer Research UK because together we will beat cancer.
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