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FourFourTwo preps for Project South Africa

It's not every day you get an e-mail from the widow of arguably England's greatest ever footballer saying she's looking forward to doing some digging with you.

The lady in question was Stephanie Moore, as in Mrs Bobby, and she got in touch after hearing that FourFourTwo would be joining her in a remote South African village in November to help build a classroom and football pitch for some underprivileged kids.

Neither Steph nor FFT are doing this purely for recreation, you understand.

She founded the Bobby Moore Fund in 1993 as part of Cancer Research UK, who contacted FFT asking if we'd been interested in giving some coverage to their international football-related projects.

There's little we add can about the BMF and the good work they do, though, without actually seeing it for ourselves. So within minutes, FFT had talked our way onto the trip, in return promising to raise the minimum ã4,000 required, all of which will go to Cancer Research UK.

Better still, FFT's Louis Massarella â he of Louis' Weird Weekend infamy â will be sweating his overweight ass off on a building site in the searing heat of the South African bush by day, and coaching kids a game he can't even play himself by night.

Rumour has it he'll also be sharing a tent with former Newcastle left-back, John Beresford, who is also making the trip. Poor John.

You can keep up to date with Louis' trials via blogs and video blogs on and read all about the trip in the February edition of the

You can also make sure Louis raises enough money for Cancer Research UK to make the trip by visiting
Project South Africa takes place from November 15-25 and there are still places available. To read more on, or find out how you can take part in, this and the Bobby Moore Fund's other international projects, go to