SIR BOB MURRAY has issued a Christmas appeal to Sunderland fans after he confirmed his autobiography has raised £75,000 in less than two months for the Foundation of Light since it was published in October.

Not content with the current total, the former Black Cats chairman has a much more ambitious goal in mind that he wants to achieve to support the Foundation, and has appealed to fans to help him reach £100,000 for the charity that helps local people across the North-East.

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, Murray will host a book signing in The Bridges Shopping Centre next week, which will be the final opportunity for supporters to get a signed copy of the book before Christmas.


The former Sunderland owner will be in the Bridges, in Sunderland city centre, from 3.30 - 4.30pm on Tuesday, December 12 (near the Primark entrance) before Sunderland take on Leeds United that evening.

Sir Bob will be there to meet supporters, have photographs taken and sign copies of ‘I’d Do It All Again’. Copies of the autobiography will be available to buy on the day with 100 per cent of the book sales going to Sunderland AFC’s official charity, the Foundation of Light.