Sir Bobby’s online auction raises nearly £170,000 for its charities
Sir Bobby’s Online Auction, the charity auction in memory of football legend Sir Bobby Robson, has raised £169,500 for charities.
The auction, which raised bids from across the world, was the brainchild of Fornham All Saints charity campaigner Gina Long, a friend of the Robson family for more than 35 years.
Over 160 lots were donated to support charities, which include the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation cancer charity he launched in 2008 and In The Game, the League Managers ‘Association Charity.
The auction will also support West Suffolk Hospital Charity and the GeeWizz foundation, launched by Gina to help Suffolk youngsters affected by disability or cancer.
It was the fourth Sir Bobby’s Online Auction with more than £870,000 raised so far.
Gina said: “Sir Bobby was a colossal global figure in football and the love and respect people still have for him has been reflected in the unbelievable money-can’t-buy prizes.
“Everyone has been so generous in donating amazing prizes from the world of sport, celebrity and lifestyle.
“Whether bidding or helping to spread the word, I cannot thank everyone enough for their support.”
Prizes were donated by the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Wayne Rooney and Barcelona as well as many Suffolk businesses and individuals.
Lady Elsie Robson, Sir Bobby’s widow, said;“We’ve been extremely lucky to have received the support we have. The football family in particular has been wonderfully helpful and we’re very grateful to everyone who has played a part in the special auction’s success.”T
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