Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

For more than 5 years we have been working with the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and have so far donated over £2m to the Charity.

The fundraising, which is driven by our Sir Bobby Robson savings account, has surpassed all our expectations at launch, and we are thrilled by how savers have responded. The Society pays 0.10% on all balances held in the accounts to the Foundation.

The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation funds projects within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. As well as benefiting cancer patients from across the North East and Cumbria it also significantly contributes to the global fight against the disease. The Foundation's work includes the clinical trials of drugs at the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care in Newcastle.

The Sir Bobby Robson savings account is closed to new savers, but it continues to pay 0.10% of the balance to the Foundation, and to date, is its largest single donor.

Our new charity account, the Newcastle Community Saver, makes a similar 0.10% donation of the balance to the Newcastle Community Fund, which provides grants to support local communities.