UPDATE: Dreams for sale in charity bids

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Experiences money cannot buy are on offer for the third Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and East Anglian Children’s Hospices online auction.

The latest lot has come from the current FC Zenit St Petersburg manager Andre Villas-Boas who donated the opportunity for two people to join him in Russia on a trip of a lifetime, in honour of his mentor and friend, the late Sir Bobby Robson.

Bid to visit the McLaren Production Centre (left) and McLaren Technology Centre ANL-141015-165338001

Bid to visit the McLaren Production Centre (left) and McLaren Technology Centre ANL-141015-165338001

The two lucky football fans will meet Andre Villas-Boas and go to a FC Zenit St. Petersburg home game as guests of Mr Villas Boas who is personally donating two match tickets, Economy flights, along with two nights accommodation at the Corinthia Hotel.

Andre said: “I am proud to support the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the Sir Bobby EACH Auction and I hope fans across the country and throughout the world will do the same.”

Organiser, voluntary fund raiser Gina Long, from Fornham St Martin, said: “Words can’t express just how grateful we are for all the fantastic lots we’ve received.

“Football fans are spoilt for choice with this auction – from rubbing shoulders with the world’s greatest footballers on the red carpet at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Awards in Zurich to meeting Harry Redknapp at QPR.”

But for those not sure who Harry Redknap is, there are plenty of non-sporting lots.

There is a VIP tour of McLaren’s Technology and Production Centres (pictured left) concert tickets, brewery tours, meals at top restaurants, hotel stays and a Harry Potter film prop.

Register bids by Sunday night at the auction website and to donate a lot contact camilla.haycock@each.org.uk