Founder and chairman of British kitchen manufacturer Omega Sir Bob Murray’s autobiography sales have raised £75k for charity.
Former chairman of Sunderland AFC and visionary behind the Stadium of Light, Academy and Beacon of Light confirmed “I’d Do It All Again” has raised £75k for the Foundation of Light.
The Foundation of Light was founded by Sir Bob in 2001 and uses the power of football to inspire young people and change lives using a range of sports, health, community and education programmes.
The fundraising has been in less than two months since its publication and now he has a more ambitious goal and has appealed to Sunderland fans t help him reach £100,000.
Sir Bob Murray said: “I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of Sunderland supporters since the book was published.
“People had joked for years I should write a book but it was only when the Foundation asked me to do it to help raise funds that I agreed.
“There are no supporters in the land like Sunderland fans, and their big-hearted response in buying the book is just typical of their unrivalled support and generosity.
“As most fans know I like to think big and with their help I think together we can top £100K for the Foundation, which would change so many more local lives in 2024.”
As part of his drive to raise much needed funds for the Foundation he hosted a book signing in The Bridges Shopping Centre.
I’d Do It All Again tells Sir Bob Murray’s story from the the 1950s where he left school with just one ‘o’ level, to the building of the Stadium of Light, Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park.
He recounts interactions with a wide cast of characters ranging from Len Shackleton, Brian Clough, Lawrie McMenemy, Peter Reid, Niall Quinn and even a former Prime Minister!
I’d Do It All Again is available to buy online at www.sirbobmurraybook.com or in-person at the Beacon of Light and SAFC Club Store with all proceeds going to the Foundation of Light.