David will take part in the 10km Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) on May 1, and is training hard to make sure he beats his previous best time of 46 minutes and 12 seconds.
GEAR organisers decided to award David the race number 1966 after hearing he wanted to run it in memory of Bobby Moore, and to mark the 50th anniversary of the footballing legend holding aloft the World Cup.
David’s connection to the cause is not just the obvious claret and blue one – he has previously fundraised and volunteered for the Bobby Moore Fund on school building projects in South Africa (2010) and Namibia (2011).
With it being five decades since England beat Germany to win the World Cup for the first time, David hopes to raise £196.6 for the charity.
You can make a financial pledge by texting BBFB66 £5 (or any amount you wish) to 70070, or by visiting http://tinyurl.com/jxhujog.
“I’ve got first-hand experience of the work the Bobby Moore Fund does, and how it can utterly transform people’s lives, and give them an opportunity which they might never get otherwise,” David explained.
“Bobby left an unparalleled legacy at West Ham, and also with England. By taking part in GEAR, this is another chance for me to help the charity leave a lasting legacy too – by changing the lives of other people, and helping bring about an end to the curse of cancer.”
David would also like people to help raise more awareness and cash for the Bobby Moore Fund by showing their support for his magazine’s Blowing Bubbles for Bobby campaign. which has received the backing of internationally acclaimed writer Irvine Welsh, actress Danniella Westbrook, TV presenter Matthew Wright.
All you need to do is film yourself blowing bubbles in an imaginative and unlikely place, call out five friends to do the same, explain how people can donate by texting BBFB66 £5 to 70070, and upload your video to your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube account and help spread the news about this fundraising drive.