By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter
After the success of last year's inaugral Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Celebrity Golf Day, it has been announced that the event will be held again on Wednesday, 2nd May at Rockliffe Hall, near Darlington.
Alan Pardew, John Carver, Steve Stone, Andy Woodman, Ryan Taylor, Alan Smith, Shefki Kuqi, Shola Ameobi, James Perch, Tim Krul, Peter Lovenkrands, Steven Taylor, Steve Harper and Joey Barton all took part in last April's day, while former players Mick Martin and John Beresford also attended.
They were joined by Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Patrons including Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson, Alan Shearer, Sunderland legend Niall Quinn and Sir Bobby's Ipswich Town captain Mick Mills, as well as players from Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool and Leeds.
The late Gary Speed also attended and will be a great miss this year.
Lady Elsie Robson said: "My husband thoroughly enjoyed playing golf and nothing would have given him greater pleasure than to see so many good friends from within football coming together like they did at Rockliffe Hall last year.
"It was an absolutely wonderful day in glorious sunshine and we're extremely pleased that it is going ahead once again. Alan Shearer and Niall Quinn have kindly agreed to play and we're receiving great support once again from Steve Gibson.
"We are all looking forward to another very special day at Rockliffe Hall raising funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation."
Teams for the 2012 Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Celebrity Golf Day cost £545 and consist of four amateurs, or three amateurs plus a celebrity who is provided. The day includes a full buffet breakfast, 18 holes, drinks reception, dinner crafted by Rockliffe Hall's Michelin-starred chef Kenny Atkinson, an auction and evening entertainment.
Alternatively, strictly limited numbers of tables for the evening drinks reception and dinner only are available.
Teams, dinner tables and sponsorship opportunities, including a golf hole, hole in one, nearest the pin and on course refreshments, are available now. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07782 109 758 or 0191 251 2222.
Since Sir Bobby and Lady Elsie launched the charity in 2008, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation has raised over £3.9 million to help find more effective treatments for cancer.
It funds projects within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which directly benefit cancer patients from across the north east and Cumbria, including the clinical trials of drugs at the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre.
To make a donation, view messages of support, or for more information please visit www.sirbobbyrobsonfoundation.org.uk or donate by sending a cheque to Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Room 203, Cheviot Court, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN.