15 October 2014
Spanish giants Barcelona are among the sporting organisations contributing to a charity auction in aid of the late, great Bobby Robson, a former manager of the Catalan club as well as a former manager of the England football team. As Barca have detailed on their own website, the club have donated an exclusive trip for a winning bidder to watch the team train, and then watch them play at game at the Nou Camp.
The winning bidder will get to see Barca’s superstars – including Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luiz Suarez – behind closed doors and then in front of tens of thousands of fans. The auction, which is raising money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), is underway now – click here to go to the home page – and has a range of ‘money can’t buy’ lots, including many from the world of football where Sir Bobby spent his entire working life. The auction ends on 19 October.
Other lots on offer include a trip to Fifa’s Ballon d’Or awards and gala dinner, tickets to the 2015 PFA awards, and seats at thiss season’s Champions League final in Berlin. There are also VIP experiences available at Tottenham, QPR, Newcastle, St George’s Park and the McLaren Formula One team.
Gina Long, the auction organiser, said: “We are indebted to the generosity of all those who have so kindly supported our special auction where 100 per cent of the money raised goes to the two charities. Words can’t express just how grateful we are for all the fantastic lots we’ve received.
“There really are some fabulous once in a life time opportunities to be had … Not only will you make a dream come true in meeting your heroes or getting your hands on signed merchandise, you’ll also be supporting the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and EACH – two fantastic charities who will change lives with the funds raised.”
Sir Bobby Robson’s all-time foreign XI in English football
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