Ipswich: Just hours left to bid on more than 100 lots as part of the EACH and Sir Bobby Robson Foundation auction

Former Ipswich Town manager Sir Bobby Robson

Former Ipswich Town manager Sir Bobby Robson - Credit: Paul Kingston/North News

There is just over a day to go until bidding closes for more than 100 money-can’t-buy prizes being auctioned off in aid of two charities.

EACH fundraiser

EACH fundraiser - Credit: Archant

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation (SBRF) are both set to benefit from the fundraiser, which has already made more than £45,000.

The online auction has been running since October 6 and will be closed to new bids from 8pm tomorrow evening.

Lots available range from VIP match day experiences at several football clubs to weekend breaks at top hotels.

It is not the first time EACH and the SBRF have teamed up for an auction like this – other events in 2011 and 2013 raised £609,000 between them for the charities.


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Organiser Gina Long said that even if people were not able to bid for the lots themselves just telling friends and family about it would be a massive help.

“The reason the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation is important is everything it is doing is a benefit to everyone in the country,” she said.

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“And the money EACH need every day to give support, love and total TLC to so many families in our area is vital.

“Every single penny raised will go to the charities.”

Such is the popularity of the event and both the benefitting organisations that prizes were still being donated last week.

Former Tottenham and Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas, now managing Zenit St Petersburg in Russia, has donated a VIP package to be his personal guests at one of the club’s games.

And yesterday the chance to cook with Jamie Oliver at one of his restaurants in London was also added to the star-studded list of lots.

Mrs Long said the auction will now become an annual event with next year’s even bigger.

To take part, register on the website http://bit.ly/EACHSIRBOBBYAuction before bidding.

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