December 13 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Two of Ipswich Town and England’s greatest managers have united to add a special prize to a bumper charity auction.
The Sir Bobby Robson Breakthrough Online Auction kicks off tomorrow (10/10) with more than 300 lots hoping to raise more than the targeted £1million for cancer charities.
Sitting pride of place alongside a number of money-can’t-buy auction items will be a miniature replica of the famous Sir Alf Ramsey statue, which resides outside Portman Road.
The amazing prize – one of only 21 made - was donated by businessman Duncan Foster, who was given the 13-and-a-half inch tall bronze replica as thanks for the special role he played in helping create the famous statue.
Mr Foster said: “When the statue of Sir Alf was being discussed, I was asked to get involved by David Sheepshanks. Along with another 20 individuals and companies, I sponsored the creation of it and was given a miniature replica as a thank you.
“I want this replica to raise as much money as possible, but I would love it to go to another Ipswich Town fan, where it would be pride of place.
“In this kind of auction arena, I hope this collectable will make some good money for some very worthwhile charities.”
For a full list of the items on offer and to register to bid visit www.sirbobbysbreakthrough.com