Sir Bobby Robson's online auction to return next month

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You can watch the Champions League final, play at the home of England's football team or see Barcelona in action.

Since its launch four years ago, Sir Bobby's Online Auction has raised more than £700,000.

The money has directly helped the fight against cancer through the foundation set up in 2008 by the football legend.

This year’s auction – which takes place between November 14 and November 29 - will continue the theme of offering "money-can’t-buy" auction items – ensuring there is a perfect Christmas present for all the family.

Supporters of the annual event include UEFA and the League Manager's Association Charity - a main beneficiary this year for the first time.

Items going under the hammer include a chance to line up and be managed by a Premier League boss in the special talkSPORT St George’s Park Football Tournament at the home of England’s national team, VIP tickets to the Ballon d'Or Awards and children's books signed by David Walliams.

A successful bid could also see you take in a once-in-a-lifetime Russian football experience courtesy of Andre Villas Boas.

Villas-Boas, the current manager of Zenit St Petersburg who cited Robson as his footballing mentor, said: “Sir Bobby is a true legend of the game – a great man, a great manager and a real gentleman.

“I often think of him and the inspiration he gave me not only at Porto but throughout his life. The fact that so many fellow managers and people around the world are supporting this campaign speaks more about his legacy than I ever could.”

Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United have donated amazing match day experiences while you could also be going behind the scenes at Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday.

Other top experiences include an array of fine dining and hotel stays, a chance to sail on the award-winning Akasha catamaran with nine guests or spend the day recording a song at the same recording studio as John Newman, Rudimental and Emile Sande.

You and nine friends could be dining at the top of BT Tower, enjoying the Disney on Ice spectacular or watching Ant and Dec live from the Saturday Night Takeaway studio.

Lady Elsie Robson said: “We’re extremely lucky to receive the support we do.

"It’s wonderful to know that people still think so fondly of Bob that they want to help his Foundation and help us find more effective ways to detect and treat cancer.

"The money raised is going to some marvellous causes and we will ensure every penny raised for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation is used very carefully.”

The auction was the brainchild of Gina Long, a long-time friend of the Robson family, who added: “It never ceases to amaze me the tremendous response from both old and new donors but we are always encouraging more money-can’t-buy prizes and experience to be donated.

"This year, we are putting every effort into trying to reach a total raised of £1 million to support some amazing and worthwhile causes, both nationally and in Suffolk.

“Please do get in touch and be part of this very, very special fundraiser, organised by volunteers, helping support these very worthwhile causes.”

To find out more, visit www.sirbobbysauction.com or follow @SBonlineauction.

To speak to the auction team about donating a prize, please email gina@sirbobbysuaction.com.

LIST OF PRIZES DONATED SO FAR:

The LMA - St George’s Park exclusive tournament for 8 teams

· Guests of FIFA at the 2016 Fifa Ballon D'or in Zurich

· VIP guests of FC Barcelona Training and game day experience

· Andre Villas Boas 7* Russian football experience

· Shadow a Sports Writer at the Daily Telegraph

· Manchester United VIP hospitality and game tickets

· Alan Brazil talkSPORT experience in-studio and a very long lunch

· VIP Tickets and corporate matchday experience at PSV Eindhoven as their personal guests

· Akasha Catamaran

· Go behind the scenes at Sky Soccer Saturday as their guests

· An unforgettable Red Arrows VIP experience

· UEFA Guests at the Champions League Final in Milan 2016

· Record a song at the same Buckinghamshire recording studio as Emeli Sande, John Newman and Rudimental

· VIP Arsenal Emirates Stadium tour and hospitality tickets

· Coaching Session with an LMA ambassador – anywhere suitable in the UK

· Maison Bleue Champagne 5 course dinner for four

· VIP Champagne Dinner at 65 & King in Notting Hill

· Leicester Tigers VIP experience

· Personally donated and signed by David Walliams, Children’s books

· Picnic and Seal Spotting – a fantastic day out

· VIP World Snooker Championship package donated by Barry Hearn

· Ben Mosely the renowned artist has created 'The Haka' painting exclusively for Sir Bobby’s Auction

· Lavenham Great House accommodation and fine dining

· The Jockey Club Newmarket Premier Experience

· Overnight Stay at the Salthouse HotelLeicester Tigers VIP experience

· Personally donated and signed by David Walliams, Children’s books

· Picnic and Seal Spotting – a fantastic day out

· VIP World Snooker Championship package donated by Barry Hearn

· Ben Mosely the renowned artist has created 'The Haka' painting exclusively for Sir Bobby’s Auction

· Lavenham Great House accommodation and fine dining

· The Jockey Club Newmarket Premier Experience

· Overnight Stay at the Salthouse Hotel

· Join Tiff Needell on a very special 5th Gear package

· VIP Manchester City tickets and hospitality

· Frank Lampard Personally donates his signed shirt & boots

· Watch Ant & Dec’s as their guests on their Saturday Night Takeaway live from the studio

· Two night’s exquisite dinner, bed & breakfast at Maison Talbooth

· VIP Tour of RAF Whittering

· A day with the Suffolk police dog section

· East Anglian Daily Times double page spread

· Mark Murphy BBC Radio Suffolk experience

· Join Stephen Foster helping co-present on his drive time BBC Suffolk Radio show

· The Brudenell, Aldeburgh – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast