Top prizes go under the hammer for Sir Bobby Robsion auction

Sir Bobby Robson
Sir Bobby Robson

A host of top football prizes are to go under the hammer in a special auction supporting the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

The Sir Bobby’s Online Auction has raised more than £700,000 since its inception four years ago.

Money raised has helped the fight against cancer through the Foundation.

And this year’s auction will take place between Saturday, November 14, and Sunday, November 29.

Going under the hammer is a chance to line up and be managed by a Premier League boss in the special talkSPORT St George’s Park Football Tournament at the home of England’s national team.

There is also two VIP tickets to the Ballon d’Or Awards, watch Barcelona train and play at the Nou Camp, a once-in-a-lifetime Russian football experience courtesy of Andre Villas Boas, and VIP tickets for next year’s Champions League final in Milan.

Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United have donated match day experiences while you could also be going behind the scenes at Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday.

Away from football, there are a host of lifestyle prizes including an array of fine dining and hotel stays, a chance to sail on the award-winning Akasha catamaran with nine guests, spend the day recording a song in a recording studio, or watch Ant and Dec live from the Saturday Night Takeaway studio.

Lady Elsie Robson said: “We’re extremely lucky to receive the support we do.

“It’s wonderful to know that people still think so fondly of Bob that they want to help his Foundation and help us find more effective ways to detect and treat cancer.

“The money raised is going to some marvellous causes and we will ensure every penny raised for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation is used very carefully.”

Richard Bevan, LMA chief executive, said: “We are very proud to be one of the beneficiaries of the Sir Bobby’s Online Auction 2015.

“Sir Bobby Robson was a true gentleman and a football management great whose legacy lives on with the people we support on a daily basis.”

The auction was the brainchild of Gina Long, a long-time friend of the Robson family.

She said: “Sir Bobby was a colossal global figure in football and the love and respect people still have for him is reflected in the unbelievable money-can’t-buy prizes that we are so fortunate to receive.

“I am passionate about ‘doing my bit’ and joining what Bobby called ‘his most important team ever’ to help find a cure for this wretched disease that has no boundaries whatsoever and claims too many precious lives.

“It never ceases to amaze me the tremendous response from both old and new donors but we are always encouraging more money-can’t-buy prizes and experience to be donated.

“This year, we are putting every effort into trying to reach a total raised of £1 million to support some amazing and worthwhile causes, both nationally and in Suffolk.”

To find out more, visit www.sirbobbysauction.com or follow @SBonlineauction.