Internationally acclaimed writer Irvine Welsh, new Hollyoaks actress Danniella Westbrook and TV presenter Matthew Wright have all backed our campaign to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund and have vowed to blow some bubbles in memory of the footballing legend.
The campaign has grown steadily in its first month with model Nikki Lee, West Ham Ladies captain Stacey Little, KUMB podcasters Chris Scull and James Longman, West Ham’s Academy and Ladies reporter Tommy Wathen and serial charity fundraiser Jonjo Heuerman all showing their support for the campaign by blowing bubbles for Bobby. Other supporters have blown their bubbles from the peak of a mountain in the Alps, by the River Hudson in New York, on a bridge over the M25, and in a greenhouse – setting the bar high for others to follow. All these videos can be viewed at http://www.blowing-bubbles. co.uk/blowing-bubbles-for-bobby-videos
‘I’ve been delighted with the response to our fundraising campaign so far,’ editor David Blackmore said. ‘You can never be sure how these campaigns are going to be received but early indications have been that people love the idea with many parents saying it’s the ice bucket challenge for kids. ‘To have received messages of support from Irvine, Danniella and Matthew is fantastic. How they heard about the campaign I don’t yet know but it’s amazing that they have.
‘Equally it has been great to have had such tremendous support from the Nikki Lee, Stacey, Chris, James, Tommy and Jonjo. I know there are other websites who are keen to get behind this campaign. ‘The challenge now is to ensure this campaign keeps growing and social media is going to be vital to ensuring we build momentum. Not been nominated yet? Who cares?! Why not start your own trail and further help raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund. Every penny counts.
He added: ‘The Bobby Moore Fund does incredible work and as Stephanie Moore pointed out to me recently, it’s absolutely key that the Fund has the continuing support of loyal West Ham fans. There has been so much we’ve done as a collective already and I know Stephanie and the rest of the Bobby Moore Fund team is eternally grateful for this but by taking the plunge and starting your own Blowing Bubbles for Bobby trail we can help change the lives of other people, and bring about an end to cancer.’