David Beckham: Sir Bobby Robson Auction & Ball

En la memoria de Sir Bobby Robson, reconocido ex jugador y entrenador de Inglaterra, se propone una subasta y un baile de gala para recaudar fondos para luchar contra el cáncer de mama.
David Beckham apoya esta acción donando una camiseta del Galaxy y un balón Adidas, los cuales serán personalizados para el ganador de la oferta.

La subasta se llevará a cabo entre el 8 y el 23 de octubre por Internet: http://www.sirbobbysbreakthroughauction.com

SOCCER superstar David Beckham has backed an auction in honour of Sir Bobby Robson.

Some of the biggest names in football are supporting the Sir Bobby Robson Breakthrough Auction and Ball, which will run online from October 8 to 23.

England boss Fabio Capello is giving fans the chance to attend a training session with the national team, while Real Madrid chief Jose Mourinho – who worked with Sir Bobby at Barcelona – has handed over the FIFA Ballon D’Or World Coach of the Year award he won with Inter Milan in 2010 to go under the hammer.

Organisers hope to raise £250,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, which he set up before his death in July 2009.

Now former England captain Beckham has got onboard and will donate an LA Galaxy football shirt and an Adidas football, which will be personalised for the winning bidder.

It is the second time the star has helped out Sir Bobby’s charity. In May 2008, he donated a prize to a dinner hosted by Newcastle United at St James’s Park in aid of the foundation.

Sir Bobby’s son Mark said: “I’m very grateful to David for supporting the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation once again. I know dad had a very high opinion of him, both as a player and away from football.

“Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Auction is a very exciting and ambitious venture, and the support we’re receiving is incredible and much appreciated. It will give people the chance to bid for prizes which wouldn’t normally be available, and raise a great deal of money for two wonderful cancer charities in the process.”

More than 100 prizes have so far been donated to the auction, which will be followed by a fundraising ball in Bury St Edmunds, on October 20.

Gina Long, founder of the auction and ball, said she is overwhelmed by the latest donations.

Speaking after a visit to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Centre, at the Freeman Hospital, in Newcastle, this week, she said: “Having just visited the centre it certainly makes you reflect as to why the funding is so crucially needed, and that someone like David Beckham has donated two such special auction prizes is a reflection of the wonderful love and respect for Sir Bobby.”

For more information on the auction and ball and to see the prizes on offer, go to http://www.sirbobbysbreakthroughauction.com/.
source: joseph.tulip@northeast-press.co.uk (ShieldsGazette)

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