Following their support in 2009 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and their decision to support it again in 2010, Achilles University Lodge, No. 4078, in the Province of Northumberland made good their promise. Sunil Khanna and Shammi Nair, acting on behalf of Master Gursharan Sarang, met former England and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer, patron of the Bobby Robson Foundation, to present the cheque for £2,608.
The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation focuses on the clinical trials of cancer drugs and treatments and has already equipped a trials unit at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. It has also funded a specialist research nurse and doctor. The Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre offers patients from across north-east England, North Yorkshire and Cumbria access to early trials and potential new treatments.