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12 October 2013

Help raise money for Sir Bobby's cancer charity

Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Online Charity Auction is officially underway in a bid to raise £1million for cancer services.  

Manchester United is the latest to join an impressive list of sporting stars, celebrities and leading businesses who have donated to the auction including Jose Mourinho, Andre Villas-Boas, Graeme Swann, Kieron Dyer, Bill Nighy, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden. 


Latest items include an award winning catamaran all inclusive trip around the British Virgin Islands, lunch with British actor Bill Nighy, VIP tickets to Britain’s Got talent, a VIP Bayern Munich Experience with Josep ‘Pep’ Guardiola, a table in the Blue Riband on Ladies Day at Ascot and a one-off experience to accompany Kieron Dyer as his personal guest to watch Real Madrid play Barcelona.


Mark Robson, Sir Bobby’s son, said: “The online auction is a fantastic way to help us continue the work my father started and raise crucial funds for cancer charities. We are overwhelmed by the generous donation from FIFA.I urge people, clubs and companies to consider donating, however big or small, and bidding to help us reach our £1million target.”


Gina Long, the auction founder, added: “It is so exciting to launch the Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Online Charity Auction with this incredible item from FIFA. I encourage everyone to head to the website and register to bid as an item like this is bound to be a favourite with football fans! Not into football? Check out our other auction items, there is literally something for everyone!”


Running from 10 – 27 October, Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough will raise crucial funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and cancer services within two Suffolk Hospitals.


Proudly backed by headline supporter BT Sport, Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough auction items for 2013 include tickets to the JLS goodbye concert, lunch with Bill Nighy, flights, accommodation and tickets to see the Real Madrid v Barcelona game in the Bernabeu Stadium as Kieron Dyer’s special guest, a VIP trip to next year’s F1 in Monaco by private ‘Eclipse’ jet, incredible sporting art from Ben Mosley, a week sailing on a luxury catamaran ‘Akasha’, a one-on-one personal bowling tuition with England cricketer Graeme Swann at Lords, Paul Gascoigne’s England shirt from a pre-Italia ‘90 training game, the opportunity to have a team play a six-a-side tournament at St. George's Park in 2014 and a week-long stay at The Brewers House in Southwold donated by Adnams.


The auction is now live– to bid go towww.sirbobbysbreakthrough.comand click the ‘Regsiter to Bid’ button.


*Visitwww.sirbobbysbreakthrough.comfor full terms and conditions. Accommodation and flights not included. 


A taster of some of the TOP Sports Auction Items so far!


      1.FIFA Ballon d’Or in Zurich

This is a very rare opportunity to attend the glamorous ceremony which acknowledges those at the top of their game. Two lucky guests will attend the FIFA Ballon d’Or in Zurich 2014 and be a part of football history. Who will be named best manager? Will Barcelona’s Lionel Messi claim best player for an unprecedented fifth year?!

2.      FC Barcelona home match

A once in a lifetime opportunity for two people to attend training at FC Barcelona, arguably one of the greatest teams ever, featuring Lionel Messi, already an all-time great player and the best footballer at work in the world now.


      3.Real Madrid vs. Barcelona with Kieron Dyer

One lucky football fan will winflights, accommodation and tickets to see the Real Madrid v Barcelona game in the Bernabeu Stadium as former England midfielder, Kieron Dyer’s special guest.

4.      Manchester United VIP Experience


An amazing chance to to attend a Manchester United game at Old Trafford during the 2013-2014 regular season, as well as watching the team train at the Aon Training Complex and a private tour of the facility. Any Man U fan’s dream!


5.      Walk in Mourinho’s shoes

A chance to own Chelsea Managers, Jose Mourinho’s signed, personalised and worn football boots. Includes photo of authenticity. Donated by Jose Mourinho

6.      A day at Derby County Football Club in the Toyota Suite

The day will include car parking, tour of the stadium, pre-match meal in the Toyota Suite and match tickets to view the game in the Directors Box for 2 people


7.      Table for 4 on our VIP package in the Champions Gallery on 1,000 Guineas day


      8.Essex County Cricket Club

Two lucky cricket teams will go head to head at the Essex County Cricket Ground. Pull together your friends, family or colleagues, don your whites and enjoy a friendly innings* on these professional grounds. Donated by Derek Bowden of Essex County Cricket

 *Dates to be agreed by Essex County Cricket Grounds

      9.Gazza’s shirt

One lucky bidder will walk away with Paul Gascoigne’s pre-World Cup Italia ‘90s training game shirt. After a game against Tunisia, England hotshot, Gazza dug out his England 19 shirt from the bottom of his kit bag and gave it to Giacomo Malvermi, Sir Bobby’s Italia ’90 translator. Donated by Giacomo Malvermi


10.  Drive an Audi R8 Supercar for a day

Fancy cruising in a fabulous Audi R8?  Our friends at Ipswich Audi are offering the winning bidder the opportunity to spend a day driving this incredible car

  11.Spin bowl with Swanny

Join England professional cricketer Graeme Swann for a one-on-one personal bowling session at Lords Cricket Ground. Donated by Graeme Swann

12.  Shinji Kagawa Signed Football Boots

This is a your chance to own a pair of very special signed football boots by Shinji Kagawa and he’s personally presenting them to the winning bidder and a guest and a photo will capture the moment at Manchester United Carrington Road Training Ground. Dates to be agreed by Shinji Kagawa.


  13.A VIP F1 experience

A VIP trip to next year’s F1 Grand Prix in Monaco by private ‘Eclipse’ jet. DonatedbyCMX Eventand Aeris Aviation

  14.Drive the incredible McLaren MP4-12C at a world famous race circuit.

A unique chance to drive the incredible McLaren 12C at a famous UK or European race circuit - an amazing experience not normally available to the public. McLaren are inviting one lucky winner to come along, with their guest, to learn from professional drivers and experience the thrill of driving the 200MPH McLaren MP4-12C.


Talk tactics with AVB

The opportunity for two people to visit the Tottenham Hotspur’s new training centre, to watch training and then have lunch with Andre Villas-Boas. Donated by Andre Villas-Boas

  15.VIPEngland Experience

A fantastic opportunity for two people to attend an England Senior Men’s football team training session ahead of an England home international fixture in 2014. You will also be presented with an England 2014 football shirt signed by members of the Senior England Men’s squad with full hospitality at The FA Club andFA clubtickets. Donated by The Football Association


  16.MotoGP™ VIP tickets

Thisincredible package includes a pair of VIP tickets for the MotoGP™ in Valencia, Spain (8-10 November, 2013), return flights and transfers, half board accommodation, access to the race circuit viewing area, a meet and greet with the Monster Yamaha TECH3 riders and a garage and paddock tour. Donated by Stanley Black & Decker

17.  VIP tickets to World Snooker Final

Two VIP tickets to attend both sessions of the Final of the 2014 World Snooker Championship at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield on Monday, 5 May 2014 which includes prime seats for the arena, a back stage tour and a VIP invitation to attend the post Final Champions Reception (tickets are not available to the public).


  18.Ultimate NCFC experience

You and a guest have a chance to enjoy a tailor-made VIP home match experience. This prize includes a stadium tour, delicious meal in the Directors Lounge, plus tailor made extras – for example, if you would like to bring a child with you Norwich City FC will look at potentially making them mascot for the day. Donated by Norwich City FC.

19.  Equestrian Training with Mary King

A fantastic full day experience for two people, with one of Britain’s most prolific gold medallist equestrians , with a profile spanning over 30 years, including 2 World Championship Gold medals, Silver and Bronze Olympic medals. Mary and team GB won Silver at London 2012 in a beautiful performance.


20.  Micah Richards, Manchester City FC

A fantastic opportunity for two to meet Micah Richards, Manchester City FC. Also generously included are two tickets to a Manchester City game, including access to the Player Lounge where you will enjoy the meet-and-greet with Micah Richards.

  21.A VIP F1 experience

A VIP trip to next year’s F1 Grand Prix in Monaco by private ‘Eclipse’ jet. DonatedbyCMX Eventand Aeris Aviation

  22.VIP LA Galaxy Experience

Two guests will enjoy an amazing VIP experience at the LA Galaxy official team hotel (currently the Torrance Marriott) and attend pre-game field pass. The winning bidder will also be sent a LA Galaxy jersey signed by the team. Donated by Head Coach, Trevor James.

  23.Play on St. George’s Park

This auction item will see one lucky company enjoy aLeague Managers Association(LMA) Corporate Football Tournament with a minimum of three 6-a-side games played on the very same pitch used by the England senior team, St. George’s Park. This once-in-a-lifetime package including a full playing kit for all members of the squad, management by a LMA member, FA qualified coaches facilitating the match, pre- and post-match food and drink and a prize giving and Q&A session with LMA Ambassadors. Donated byThe LMA

  24.A night at the PFA Awards

Tickets for two people to the biggest occasion in football’s social calendar, the 2014 PFA Awards Dinner, when the stars gather for the Player of the Year awards. Donated by the PFA

  25.A day at a match with Henry Winter

Your chance to spend a day ‘behind the scenes’ at the match with Daily Telegraph Football Correspondent Henry Winter. In Henry’s words: “See how a match report is (badly) put together. Bite to eat pre-match, watch the game from the press-box, post-match press conference etc. before seeing me miss my deadline and go into meltdown.”

  26.Sporting Art

Choose from a number of striking paintings of sporting legends by Ben Mosley including ‘Mourinho’s Pride’, ‘Sir Alex Ferguson, The King of Managers’, ‘Murray’s Triumph’ and ‘Barcelona Champions’. Donated by Ben Mosley

27.  Hospitality for 8 at NUFC

A fantastic opportunity for eight people to enjoy hospitality in the executive box that was used by Sir Bobby Robson himself at Newcastle United for any home game in 2014 – subject to availability.


28.  Alan Brazil’s TalkSPORT Experience

Two people to go along to talkSPORT and spend time watching Alan Brazil present his breakfast show and then join him for a delicious champagne lunch at the Sports bar.


29.  Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Two VIP tickets with full hospitality to the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials to be guests of Mitsubishi.The day will include VIP parking, full hospitality, tickets for the finale of the event, show jumping in the main arena, and access to the winning riders’ press conference, including a chance to meet the top riders after the event.

  30.Play celebrity golf in Portugal

Play golf with the stars in the annual charity tournament in memory of Sir Bobby in Portugal. Includes two celebrity dinners. Donated by Roger Eastoe

31.  Celebrity Sir Bobby Golfing

Golf and dine with a celebrity! At the Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Classic IX at Pestana Vila Sol. This amazing two-day package will have you golfing and dining with a handful of celebrities competing against each other in this wonderful tournament.



32.  Sir Alf Ramsey Statuette

This is a extremely rare opportunity to bid for a limited edition bronze maquette of Sir Alf Ramsey. The statuette was one of 21 created by sculptor Sean Hedges-Quinn and gifted to the sponsors when Sean was commissioned to make the life size statue of Sir Alf Ramsay that now sits outside the Ipswich Town Football Club ground on Portman Walk.


  33.THE Manchester United Fan Prize

Two Manchester United supporters will have a spectator experience like no other. The VIP hospitality at the Old Trafford Premier Lounge includes a champagne reception and four course meal. Subject to availability, if Manchester makes the semi-finals of the Champion’s league – this game will be available too! And if you live within a 30 miles radius, a chauffeur driven Bentley will transport you to the game or you will be provided with luxury accommodation. Donated by Corptel UK 

34.  VIP Test Match Tickets & Signed Shirt

Two day Test Match VIP tickets, VIP hospitality, signed shirt & more donated by Graeme Swann. Graeme Swann is an England professional cricketer and the first spinner from England to take 50 wickets in one calendar year.


35.  M-Sport Rally Car Experience

You have the incredible chance to be a passenger in an M-Sport prepared Rally Car at a test / PR event in Cumbria. This amazing package also includes a tour of the Dovenby Hall facilities for the winning bidder and up to 3 guests to take place during 2013 / 14.



36.  Football Club Magazine Advertising

One lucky winner can benefit from a full 12 months advertising within Football Club Magazine. Onside Publishing Ltd are happy to donate 1 x Full page advert allocation x8 issues of Football Club Magazine worth £2,495 per issue, totalling £19,960. This fantastic prize also includes a full in house design service should you wish.


37.  Brighton and Hove Albion Match day

You and a guest have the fabulous opportunity to win a VIP match day experience for the Brighton and Hove Albion fixture at Ipswich Town on Saturday 22nd March 2014.



38.  Fulham VIP Package for 2

Directors Box tickets for 2 with full hospitality for the Home v Newcastle game. A member of Fulham’s staff will be waiting to greet you and direct you to the Directors’ Lounge where a champagne reception awaits you in the lounge, and a complimentary hot fork buffet will be served one-and-a-half hours before kick-off.


39.  Luke Donald Signed Shirt

You have the fantastic opportunity to win a shirt signed by Luke Donald.

Born in England, Luke is widely regarded as one of Golf’s true gentlemen.


With many more yet to go live on October 10th from donators including Leeds FC, Millwall FC, Derby FC, Stoke, Charleton and Arsenal FC



A taster of some of the TOP Lifestyle Auction Items so far!

      1.Incredible JLS Goodbye Tour Package

Sixteen guests will enjoy a JLS concert in a suite on Sunday 22 December 2013 at the O2 Arena with hospitality.

Lunch with Bill Nighy

One lucky bidder will win a lunch with one of Britain’s greatest actors, Bill Nighy at a central London restaurant. Donated by Bill Nighy

3.      Britain’s Got Talent with Amanda Holden

One lucky fan will win a pair of VIP tickets to the hit programme, Britain’s Got Talent 2014 and enjoy a meet and greet with Amanda Holden.


      4.Lorraine Kelly

A wonderful opportunity for two people to enjoy a studio tour of the ‘Lorraine’ show with Lorraine Kelly herself.

5.      David Walliams’ Children’s Books

British comedian, actor, author and national treasure, David Walliams has donated a signed set of his own children’s books.


6.      Piers Morgan VIP Tickets

This unique experience allows two people VIP tickets to an ITV Piers Morgan’s Life Stories recording, with incredible Green Room Access.


7.      Luxury sailing around the British Virgin Isles

’, around the British Virgin Isles. Donated by Ralph Auchincloss at AkashaAkashaA week’s all inclusive for ten people sailing on the luxury catamaran ‘

8.      See the World

AFred. Olsenworld cruise for two experiencing the sights of Europe, the Far East and the Caribbean onboard the ‘Balmoral’ Donated by Fred. Olsen Cruises

9.      Super Yacht Charter

An exciting opportunity for you and five guests to spend a week’s charter on ‘Tashatoo III’ mini super yacht. A 60 foot overall fast, luxurious sailing sloop will charter around either the British Virgin Islands or Eastern Mediterranean. Donated by Burland Technology Solutions Ltd

10.  Art by Ben Mosely

Mosley is currently Club Wembley’s artist in residence and has forty paintings on display at the National Stadium. His work captures the energy, passion and dynamism of athletes and sporting events.


11.  London Eye Experience

Experience breathtaking views from the luxury of your ownLondon Eyeprivate capsule with up to 20 guests. Enjoy priority boarding as you are escorted to your exclusive private capsule for an amazing 30 minute experience high above London, complete with complimentary champagne. Donated by EDF Energy London Eye

12.  RAF Shawbury

A VIP tour for up to four people at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire. The tour will allowed the lucky bidders to get up close and personal to the helicopters and Air Traffic Control training as well as being photographed in a Red Arrow Hawk. The tour will include lunch in the Officers Mess with Officers from the Station and visits to the historical aircraft of the Assault Glider Trust, Air Traffic Control Tower, Central Air Traffic Control School and Defence Helicopter Flying School. Donated by RAF Shawbury

13.  Lodge at Ickworth

Enjoy a two night break atThe Lodge at Ickworthfor up to two adults and two children. The unique Lodge at Ickworth, located on within 1800 acres of the Ickworth Park National Trust estate just outside Bury St Edmunds, will make a perfect break for you and your family. This package includes breakfast and three course evening meal in the Conservatory restaurant each evening. Donated by Ickworth Hotel

14.  Sir Bobby’s Signed Books

Sir Bobby’s four autobiographies from his time at Ipswich, England, Europe and the last book, ‘Farewell but not Goodbye’, all signed by Sir Bobby’s wife Lady Elsie. Donated by the Robson family


15.  Jane Goodchild Handbag

An iconicJane Goodchildstudded leather tote. Handcrafted in Portugal. Donated by Jane Goodchild

16.  Villa in Portugal

Six guests can enjoy a week in the luxury ‘Villa Carol Ann’in Vilamoura, Portugal. With its own private swimming pool, nearby relaxing beaches and close to over 100 golf courses along the Algarve. Donated by John & Carol Harris

17.  A luxury getaway

Enjoy a three-night stay atThe Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, with golf at the famous Trump International and Royal Aberdeen golf courses and a delicious a la carte dinner on one night. The five-star luxury hotel is set against a backdrop of 11 acres of beautiful wooded grounds. Donated byThe Marcliffe Hotel & Spa 

18.  Made-to-Measure Richard Grimes Suit

Richard Grimes Bespoke Tailors of Ipswich are delighted to offer a Made to Measure Suit to the value of £695. Established in 1980, they are committed to providing a first class expert service in all aspects of ladies and gentlemen tailoring and are proud to have David Sheepshanks MBE as a valued customer.

19.  Name an Eddie Stobart Lorry

Sobart Automotive, the transporter division of Eddie Stobart Ltd has kindly donated a unique opportunity to name one of the new Stobart Automotive car transporters that will be joining the fleet over the next few months.

   20.Dinner for 20 with Matt Holland

A magnificent dinner for 20 guests hosted by Matt Holland and Paul Milsom in Mr G’s Private Dining Room at Milsom’s in Dedham, Essex.


21.  Gastronomic dinner at Maison Bleue

A wonderful five course gastronomic dinner at Maison Bleue for four persons including champagne and canapés on arrival and accompanying wines. Valid from October 2013 to October 2014, from Tuesdays to Thursdays. Not available in December.


22.  A Beer versus Wine Dinner

Enjoy a delicious meal for 20 people at the Crown in Southwold, whilst deciding whether beer or wine is the perfect match for each course. You will be joined by one of our Brewers and a wine expert to help guide you through the each course and the accompanying wines & beers.


23.  VIP Classic Motor Show Tickets

Fantastic VIP tickets to come to the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in November for you and a guest to go backstage to meet Mike Brewer and Ed China at their Wheeler Dealer Live stage.


24.  Luxury Riviera Apartment

A one week stay at a luxury, modern apartment located in the middle of Riviera Golf de Barbossi, France. The views from the apartment over the golf course and Esterel mountains are truly stunning.

  25.Seaham Hall, cook with Martin Blunos

A day for two cooking with Martin Blunos at Seaham Hall. The auction winner will be asked for their preferred ingredients so that a Blunos inspired menu can be created.


26.  'Half Tidy' Luxury Yacht Holiday

One week for up to 6 guests on magnificent 47ft Sailing Yacht with Skipper in Menorca/Majorca.

If you are looking for a luxury yacht in one of the most sought after sailing locations in the Balearics, this is just the boat for you


27.  The Savoy, London

Kaspar’s Bar and Grill at The Savoy, London is an informal yet luxury all-day dining experience in an elegant Twenties-style setting. You and a guest have the amazing opportunity to enjoy a three course lunch or dinner in Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill, including a bottle of wine chosen by the sommelier.


28.  A day with Suffolk Constabulary

A unique opportunity to spend time with four of our teams: Local Safer Neighbourhood Team; Roads Policing Unit; Dog Section; Forensic Services.

Date and time to be agreed with Suffolk Constabulary.


29.   A Morning with Suffolk Fire Service

Be a ‘firefighter for a morning’ at Ipswich East Fire Station. Here, the winner and guest can be firefighters for the morning and take part in the activities that our firefighters do on a normal day – testing, cleaning and training. (Kindly note that they will of course not be able to go out on any calls as this would be too hazardous!)


30.  Brewer for the Day

A money can’t buy experience to spend the day with Fergus Fitzgerald, APPBG’S Brewer of the Year. You and 3 friends will join Fergus for the day at Adnams brewery – one of the most modern breweries in the UK, following the beer making process throughout the day until it enters the fermentation vessels.



31.  Nicolas Ruston Diptych

Original Signed Artwork by Nicolas Ruston presented by the Artist. Recently nominated for the European Art Prize, Nicolas Ruston has produced a unique scratch-painting diptych exclusive to this event.


32.  Waterfront Sail & Stay Experience

Enjoy a night’s stay at the lavish boutique Salthouse Harbour Hotel on the waterside in Neptune Quay, Ipswich and join Viking Mariners for a wonderful sail on the stunning River Orwell.


33.  Brewers House, Southwold

A week long stay at the Brewers House, Southwold

Explore everything Southwold has to offer whilst spending the weekend in The Brewers House! Capable of sleeping eight (one Master Suite, two double bedrooms, and a sofa bed), the Brewer’s House is furnished to compliment its surroundings


34.  Beer for a Year!

A beer lover’s dream, amixed case of beer(that’s 12 bottles!) delivered direct to your door every month for a year. Donated By Adnams

35.  Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club

You and a guest can enjoy an overnight stay in one ofAshdown Park Hotel & Country Club’sluxurious master suites, complete with breakfast and a choice of one of the hotel’s signature spa treatments. Experience the hotel’s award-winning cuisine and elegant landscapes in the heart of East Sussex. Donated by Elite Hotels,Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club

36.  Beach break in Barbados

Stroll across Rockley Beach, Barbados famous of its lush sands and clear waters then relax at yourprivate villas for six. A short distance from two pink sand beaches and four championship golf courses, the villa includes a private pool and wet bar. Donated byMike Atwell

37.  A Grand Hotel stay

You and a guest will have the chance to enjoy an overnight stay in TheGrand Hotel, Eastbournewith a delicious dinner in their award-winning restaurant. The five-star luxury hotel has breathtaking views of the sea and cliffs at Beach Head. Donated by Elite Hotels,The Grand Hotel.



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