For those of you who caught my ‘One man Pecha Kucha’ show you will know that my biggest hero is football legend Bobby Moore.
I promote that everyone should recognise and celebrate their heroes and use them as great inspirational, creative and motivational points of reference in everyday life.
Today marks the 18th anniversary of the passing of Bobby, recognised as West Ham’s and probably England’s greatest player of all time.
RIP Sir Robert Moore.
I am trying to encourage West Ham fans to keep Bobby’s memory and his achievements in 1966 alive at every game by singing the chorus to the ‘Viva Bobby Moore’ song on the 66th minute at matches. Check out the song on You Tube http://tiny.cc/s0v3i
Contribute to the debate at http://www.kumb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=129538&start=40 – the top independent West Ham fans web site.
Tribute below from www.kumb.com
The Barking-born former Hammers captain died in February 1993 from bowel cancer, yet astonishingly continued to work right up until his death – news of which was greeted with incredible scenes at the Boleyn Ground as football supporters from all around the world converged upon Upton Park to pay their respects.
Memories of the only Englishman to lift the World Cup are scattered around Upton Park. From the statue at the junction of Green Street and Barking Road to the site of the old South Bank stand that carries his name today, Moore’s memory lives on at the club where he spent the vast majority of his playing career.
In 1993 Bobby’s wife Stephanie established the Bobby Moore Fund in partnership with Cancer Research UK to help raise money for research into bowel cancer and for public awareness of the disease. If you’d like to make a contribution to the fund, you may do so by visiting their website at www.cancerresearchuk.org/bobbymoorefund.