Remembering Mooro...

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the death of Bobby Moore, West Ham United's greatest-ever player and England's only World-Cup winning captain.

From the day he made his Hammers debut as a fresh-faced 17-year-old against Manchester United in September 1958, the blond-haired defender became a claret and blue hero and went on to lead the Club to victories in the FA Cup in 1964, the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965, followed by his greatest hour as an Englishman a year later.

He made his 642nd and final appearance for the Hammers in an FA Cup tie against Hereford United in January 1974, before joining Fulham, but continued to be revered as a legend by the Upton Park faithful.

On February 24, 1993, Bobby sadly passed away at the age of just 51, following a long and brave battle against bowel cancer.

Ever since, Bobby's widow Stephanie has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of bowel cancer in the United Kingdom, establishing the Bobby Moore Fund in partnership with Cancer Research UK.

The Bobby Moore Fund raises money for research into bowel cancer and also public awareness of the disease. The funds are spent on high-quality bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. The money raised to date has funded 15 Bobby Moore Research Fellowships and a new bowel cancer laboratory at St Mark's Hospital in London.

Since 1993, the Bobby Moore Fund has gone from strength to strength and now raises over £1 million each year through a variety of fund-raising events attended by its celebrity patrons, including Sir Geoff Hurst MBE, Martin Peters MBE, Sir Bobby Charlton, Jack Charlton OBE, George Cohen MBE, Martin Johnson CBE, Gary Lineker OBE, Desmond Lynam, Michael Parkinson CBE, David Seaman MBE, Jimmy Tarbuck OBE.

The next event is taking place at Upton Park on Saturday, March 17, when a group of daring fund-raisers will freefall abseil 140ft down the Bobby Moore stand. Places for the event are now full, but you can go along on the day to cheer the participants and offer your support.

Click here for a list of the upcoming events that you can take part in or sponsor to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund.

He may be gone, but the work of the fund helps to ensure that Bobby Moore will never be forgotten…