Tuesday 1st May 2012
Alan Shearer will be among ex-footballers swapping the pitch for the green at the annual Sir Bobby Robson charity golf event.
The former Newcastle player and manager will be joined by current and past sporting stars at The Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Day to raise funds for the charity.
Ex-England striker Alan, who is a patron of the charity, will be joined by players and management from Middlesbrough FC, Newcastle United FC and Sunderland AFC including Dean Gordon, Craig Hignett, Neil Bausor, Steve Harper, John Beresford, Paul Kitson, Rob Lee, Steve Howey and Lee Cattermole.
Sir Bobby's sons Andrew and Mark will also be taking part in the golfing day.
The second annual event at Rockliffe Hall, near Darlington, will support the charity, which was set up by Sir Bobby and his wife Lady Elsie in 2008.
The foundation funds projects within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that benefit cancer patients and contribute significantly to research for the disease.
So far it has raised £4,095,264 to help find more effective treatments for cancer.
Lady Elsie said: "We're very grateful to everyone supporting this year's Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Day.
"Last year was a wonderful occasion and something my husband would have thoroughly enjoyed.
"There was a lovely atmosphere and it was wonderful to have so many people coming together to help raise funds for the foundation. Rockliffe Hall are fantastic hosts and I'm very much looking forward to this year's event."
Golfers who finish the 18 holes will then enjoy a dinner from Rockliffe Hall's Michelin-starred chef Kenny Atkinson, an auction and evening entertainment.
The evening, sponsored by Goldchip, will take place at the hall, near Darlington, on May 2.