The Chelsea manager is the latest sporting great to contribute to Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Online Charity Auction.
Having donated one of 2011’s most celebrated items, his FIFA Ballon D’Or World Coach of the Year Award, which raised £26,000, Mourinho has once again offered his support, in the shape of a signed pair of football boots.
“Bobby Robson is one of those people who will always be remembered,” Mourinho said. “Not just for what he did in his
fantastic career or for one victory more or less, but for what he gave to
those who had, like me, the good fortune to know him and walk by his
side. I am so happy to again support Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Auction
and I encourage everyone around the world to do the same. Together
we will help make the biggest difference in the fight against cancer.”
Sir Bobby and Mourinho worked together at Barcelona FC, where Mourinho became a prominent and influential member of the team. Sir Bobby and Mourinho’s styles complemented each other, with Sir Bobby favouring an attacking style while Mourinho covered defensive options. The partnership was hugely successful with Barcelona winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
“The online auction is a fantastic way to help us continue the work my father started and raise crucial funds for cancer charities,” Mark Robson said. “We are so grateful to Jose for donating yet another incredible auction item this year. Currently we have 254 prizes and if we are to reach our £1,000,000 target we really do need at least 200 more. I urge people, clubs and companies to consider donating, however big or small, to what is one of the most exciting fundraisers of 2013.’
Running from 10 to 27 October, Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough will raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and cancer services at two Suffolk Hospitals.
Supported by BT Sport, auction items currently include lunch with Bill Nighy, flights, accommodation and tickets to see the Real Madrid v Barcelona game in the Bernabeu Stadium as Kieron Dyer’s special guest, a Tottenham Hotspur experience including lunch with manager Andre Villas-Boas, a VIP trip to next year’s F1 in Monaco by private Eclipse jet, sporting art from Ben Mosley, a week sailing on a luxury catamaran, personal bowling tuition with Graeme Swann at Lords, Paul Gascoigne’s England match shirt from a pre-Italia ‘90 training game, the opportunity to have a team play a six-a-side tournament at St. George’s Park Football Centre in 2014 and a week-long stay at The Brewers House in Southwold, donated by Adnams.
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