Sir Alex Ferguson gets Behind Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough as Auction heads Fergusoninto its Final Week

Sir Alex Ferguson is the latest sports icon to get behind Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Online Charity Auction aiming to raise £1million for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Suffolk Hospitals’ cancer services.

Sir Alex’s prize will no doubt create a bidding frenzy as he enhances Lot 44, a painting of Sir Alex by renowned artist Ben Mosley, by personally inviting the successful bidder and a guest to attend the Manchester United v Newcastle United game on 7th December at Old Trafford, have lunch and then meet Sir Alex and see him sign the painting.


Ben Mosley painting “Sir Alex Ferguson, The King of Managers” 100x100cm Acrylic on Canvas

In this painting Mosley pays homage to the legendary manager. Sir Alex Ferguson is an icon of the modern game and with 49 trophies to his name is arguably one of the greatest managers of all time. Certainly, his managerial career is the greatest Britain has ever known.

Sir Alex said “I am very proud to support Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Auction in honour of my dear friend Bobby Robson. Sir Bobby was a great friend, a wonderful individual and a tremendous football man.

“The strength and courage he showed over the many years when battling against cancer was indescribable.


“I hope that people around the world will get behind this Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough online auction and help them raise hundreds of thousands of pounds in the fight against cancer.”

Sir Alex joins an join an impressive list of sporting stars, celebrities and leading businesses who’ve donated ‘Money can’t buy’ experiences to the auction  including Jose Mourinho, Andre Villas-Boas, Graeme Swann, Kieron Dyer, Bill Nighy, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden.

Heading into its final week, the auction has now received more than 300 items donated from sports stars, celebrities and leading business to help raise thousands of pounds for cancer services.

Lot 216 ‘Manchester United VIP Package’ will see four guests enjoy a unique experience at the club including seeing the first team train at the Aon Training Complex and a behind the scenes tour of the facility, as well as a private tour of the Old Trafford stadium and museum, executive seats at a match, plus a meet and greet with Manchester United hosts and ex-players in attendance.

A number of football clubs and associations, both in Europe and internationally, who have also donated prizes to watch training sessions including  England, Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona, LA Galaxy and Tottenham Hotspur.

Donated by FC Bayern Munich and Josep Guardiola, a once in a lifetime opportunity is for two people to attend training at FC Bayern Munich, then enjoy a meet and greet with the superstar players and receive a first team signed shirt presented by their manager ‘Pep’ Guardiola himself.

Pep, who played under Sir Bobby Robson in 1996/97 at FC Barcelona, commented: “It was a pleasure to know the great Sir Bobby Robson, not only as a coach, but also as a person. Every day with him was a marvellous experience. It was a very difficult season, even though we won three trophies. Despite the problems of that year, he never lost his composure and always behaved like a gentleman.  I am very happy to donate a special auction prize and I ask everyone around the world to get involved in Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Auction and go to the auction website

More items will be announced every day as the auction continues, with latest items including a fantastic chance to attend Ascot Park Polo Club Experience, a signed and framed England RFU Rugby Shirt from the 2012/2013 season, a shirt signed by none other than the world famous racer Lewis Hamilton, a signed Chelsea football from the UEFA Champions League 2012 and VIP tickets to see Sunderland AFC v Everton FC

Mark Robson, Sir Bobby’s son, comments: “The online auction is a fantastic way to help us continue the work my father started and raise crucial funds for cancer charities. We are overwhelmed by the generous donation from FIFA. I urge people, clubs and companies to consider donating, however big or small, and bidding to help us reach our £1million target.”

Other amazing sports prizes include a one-off experience to accompany Kieron Dyer as his personal guest to watch Real Madrid play Barcelona (Lot 114),  a private bowling session with Graeme Swann (Lot 35), two tickets for a FC Barcelona home match at Camp Nou (Lot 204), ), a table in the Blue Riband on Ladies Day at Epsom (Lot 242) , access for two lucky teams to play at the famous Essex Cricket Ground (Lot 207) and tickets to three events that are not normally open to the public; the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala ceremony in Zurich (Lot no 103), the PFA awards in London (Lot 10) and VIP tickets to watch both sessions of the 2014 World Snooker Final at Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, with a backstage tour and full hospitality (Lot 183).

Gina Long, the auction founder, said “It is so exciting now that Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Online Charity Auction has started and the auction prizes are simply fantastic. The only way we have a hope to raise our £1,000,000 is if people get behind the auction and register to bid. There is an equal split from the 300 amazing prizes of sport and lifestyle; there is literally something for everyone. To have Sir Alex Ferguson’s support and for him to not only be enhancing one of our very special auction prizes and add his own personal donation to it, is incredible!”

Proudly backed by headline supporter BT Sport runs until Sunday 27th October, Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough will raise crucial funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and cancer services within two Suffolk Hospitals.

The auction is now live and to view the catalogue pf prizes and sign up to bid go to:

A taster of some of the TOP Sports Auction Items so far!

  1. Lot 44: Sir Alex Ferguson painting.

This painting depicts one of the greatest managers of all time. Sir Alex Ferguson is an icon of the modern game and with 49 trophies to his name; his managerial career is the greatest Britain has ever known. The painting will be signed by Sir Alex himself watched by the successful bidder of the painting at Old Trafford for the match on 7Th December against Newcastle United.

  1. Lot 223: VIP Bayern Munich Experience with Personal Presentation by Josep ‘Pep’ Guardiola

A once in a lifetime opportunity for two people to attend training at FC Bayern Munich, the reigning European champions and one of the greatest teams ever. Meet and greet with the superstar players and receive a first team signed shirt presented by their manager Pep Guardiola himself. Timings of trip by mutual agreement and attendance at Bayern home match dependent on dates.

  1. 2.       Lot 222: PSV Eindhoven VIP Hospitality and signed shirt experience


PSV Eindhoven will invite the winning bidder and a friend to attend a Home match during the season 2013-2014 to include a full dinner in the restaurant on the Hospitality floor, match tickets in one of the VIP boxes, and a meet and greet session with some of the players and/or Directors, who will also present the winning bidder with a signed shirt and photo of the presentation.

  1. Lot 103: FIFA Ballon d’Or in Zurich

This is a very rare opportunity to attend the glamorous ceremony which acknowledges those at the top of their game. Two lucky guests will attend the FIFA Ballon d’Or in Zurich 2014 and be a part of football history. Who will be named best manager? Will Barcelona’s Lionel Messi claim best player for an unprecedented fifth year?!

  1. Lot 250: Newcastle United FC VIP Experience

Four VIP tickets in the Chairman’s Suite to watch the Newcastle v Manchester United game on 5th April 2014. The package includes a stadium tour and full hospitality.


  1. Lot 300: Ascot Park Polo Club Experience

A unique opportunity for two people to participate in a polo lesson during the morning, followed by two chukkas in the afternoon. This is an amazing prize for any equestrian enthusiast, previous riding experience is not necessary.


  1. Lot 204: FC Barcelona home match

A once in a lifetime opportunity for two people to attend training at FC Barcelona, arguably one of the greatest teams ever, featuring Lionel Messi, already an all-time great player and the best footballer at work in the world now.

  1. Lot 114: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona with Kieron Dyer

One lucky football fan will win flights, accommodation and tickets to see the Real Madrid v Barcelona game in the Bernabeu Stadium as former England midfielder, Kieron Dyer’s special guest.

  1. Lot 216: Manchester United VIP Experience


An amazing chance to attend a Manchester United game at Old Trafford during the 2013-2014 regular season, as well as watching the team train at the Aon Training Complex and a private tour of the facility. Any Man U fan’s dream!


  1. Lot 416: Walk in Mourinho’s shoes

A chance to own Chelsea Managers, Jose Mourinho’s signed, personalised and worn football boots. Includes photo of authenticity. Donated by Jose Mourinho

  1. Lot 232: A day at Derby County Football Club in the Toyota Suite


The day will include car parking, tour of the stadium, pre-match meal in the Toyota Suite and match tickets to view the game in the Directors Box for 2 people


  1.  Lot 241: VIP package for four in the Champions Gallery on 1,000 Guineas day at Newmarket


This incredible package for a party of 4 includes a table in the Champions Gallery restaurant on 1,000 Guineas day Sunday 4th may 2014, Newmarket. Watch as Europe’s best jockeys and trainers compete for glory in front of the packed grandstands on the hallowed turf of Newmarket’s Rowley Mile, “Course of Champions”.

  1. Lot 207: Essex County Cricket Club

Two lucky cricket teams will go head to head at the Essex County Cricket Ground. Pull together your friends, family or colleagues, don your whites and enjoy a friendly innings* on these professional grounds. Donated by Derek Bowden of Essex County Cricket  *Dates to be agreed by Essex County Cricket Grounds

  1. Lot 107: Gazza’s shirt

One lucky bidder will walk away with Paul Gascoigne’s pre-World Cup Italia ‘90s training game shirt. After a game against Tunisia, England hotshot, Gazza dug out his England 19 shirt from the bottom of his kit bag and gave it to Giacomo Malvermi, Sir Bobby’s Italia ’90 translator. Donated by Giacomo Malvermi

  1. Lot 219: Drive an Audi R8 Supercar for a day


Fancy cruising in a fabulous Audi R8?  Our friends at Ipswich Audi are offering the winning bidder the opportunity to spend a day driving this incredible car

  1. Lot 34: Spin bowl with Swanny

Join England professional cricketer Graeme Swann for a one-on-one personal bowling session at Lords Cricket Ground. Donated by Graeme Swann

  1. Lot 93: Shinji Kagawa Signed Football Boots

This is a your chance to own a pair of very special signed football boots by Shinji Kagawa and he’s personally presenting them to the winning bidder and a guest and a photo will capture the moment at Manchester United Carrington Road Training Ground. Dates to be agreed by Shinji Kagawa.

  1. Lot 220: Drive the incredible McLaren MP4-12C at a world famous race circuit.

A unique chance to drive the incredible McLaren 12C at a famous UK or European race circuit – an amazing experience not normally available to the public. McLaren are inviting one lucky winner to come along, with their guest, to learn from professional drivers and experience the thrill of driving the 200MPH McLaren MP4-12C.

  1. Lot 66: Talk tactics with AVB

The opportunity for two people to visit the Tottenham Hotspur’s new training centre, to watch training and then have lunch with Andre Villas-Boas. Donated by Andre Villas-Boas

  1. Lot 26: VIP England Experience   

A fantastic opportunity for two people to attend an England Senior Men’s football team training session ahead of an England home international fixture in 2014. You will also be presented with an England 2014 football shirt signed by members of the Senior England Men’s squad with full hospitality at The FA Club and FA club tickets. Donated by The Football Association

  1. Lot 129: MotoGP™ VIP tickets

This incredible package includes a pair of VIP tickets for the MotoGP™ in Valencia, Spain (8-10 November, 2013), return flights and transfers, half board accommodation, access to the race circuit viewing area, a meet and greet with the Monster Yamaha TECH3 riders and a garage and paddock tour. Donated by Stanley Black & Decker

  1. Lot 183: VIP tickets to World Snooker Final


Two VIP tickets to attend both sessions of the Final of the 2014 World Snooker Championship at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield on Monday, 5 May 2014 which includes prime seats for thearena, a back stage tour and a VIP invitation to attend the post Final Champions Reception (tickets are not available to the public).

  1. Lot 72: Ultimate Norwich City FC experience

You and a guest have a chance to enjoy a tailor-made VIP home match experience. This prize includes a stadium tour, delicious meal in the Directors Lounge, plus tailor made extras – for example, if you would like to bring a child with you Norwich City FC will look at potentially making them mascot for the day. Donated by Norwich City FC.

  1. Lot 11: Equestrian Training with Mary King

A fantastic full day experience for two people, with one of Britain’s most prolific gold medallist equestrians , with a profile spanning over 30 years, including 2 World Championship Gold medals, Silver and Bronze Olympic medals. Mary and team GB won Silver at London 2012 in a beautiful performance.


  1. Lot 209: Micah Richards, Manchester City FC

This is a fantastic opportunity for two to meet Micah Richards at Manchester City FC. Also generously included are two tickets to a Manchester City game, including access to the Player Lounge where you will enjoy the meet-and-greet with Micah Richards.

  1. Lot 186: VIP LA Galaxy Experience

Two guests will enjoy an amazing VIP experience at the LA Galaxy official team hotel (currently the Torrance Marriott) and attend pre-game field pass. The winning bidder will also be sent a LA Galaxy jersey signed by the team. Donated by Head Coach, Trevor James.

  1. Lot 97: Play on St. George’s Park

This auction item will see one lucky company enjoy a League Managers Association (LMA) Corporate Football Tournament with a minimum of three 6-a-side games played on the very same pitch used by the England senior team, St. George’s Park. This once-in-a-lifetime package including a full playing kit for all members of the squad, management by a LMA member, FA qualified coaches facilitating the match, pre- and post-match food and drink and a prize giving and Q&A session with LMA Ambassadors. Donated by The LMA

  1. Lot 10: A night at the PFA Awards

Tickets for two people to the biggest occasion in football’s social calendar, the 2014 PFA Awards Dinner, when the stars gather for the Player of the Year awards. Donated by the PFA

  1. Lot 214: A Day at a Match with Henry Winter

Your chance to spend a day ‘behind the scenes’ at the match with Daily Telegraph Football Correspondent Henry Winter. In Henry’s words: “See how a match report is (badly) put together. Bite to eat pre-match, watch the game from the press-box, post-match press conference etc. before seeing me miss my deadline and go into meltdown.”

  1. Lots 42,44,45 & 46: Sporting Art

Choose from a number of striking paintings of sporting legends by Ben Mosley including ‘Mourinho’s Pride’, ‘Sir Alex Ferguson, The King of Managers’, ‘Murray’s Triumph’ and ‘Barcelona Champions’. Donated by Ben Mosley

  1. Lot 169: Hospitality for 8 at NUFC

A fantastic opportunity for eight people to enjoy hospitality in the executive box that was used by Sir Bobby Robson himself at Newcastle United for any home game in 2014 – subject to availability.


  1. Lot 17: Alan Brazil’s TalkSPORT Experience

Two people to go along to talkSPORT and spend time watching Alan Brazil present his breakfast show and then join him for a delicious champagne lunch at the Sports bar.


  1. Lot 87: Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Two VIP tickets with full hospitality to the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials to be guests of Mitsubishi.The day will include VIP parking, full hospitality, tickets for the finale of the event, show jumping in the main arena, and access to the winning riders’ press conference, including a chance to meet the top riders after the event.

  1. Lot 39: Play Celebrity Golf in Portugal

Golf and dine with a celebrity! At the Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Classic IX at Pestana Vila Sol. This amazing two-day package will have you golfing and dining with a handful of celebrities competing against each other in this wonderful tournament.


  1. Lot 159: Sir Alf Ramsey Statuette

This is a extremely rare opportunity to bid for a limited edition bronze maquette of Sir Alf Ramsey. The statuette was one of 21 created by sculptor Sean Hedges-Quinn and gifted to the sponsors when Sean was commissioned to make the life size statue of Sir Alf Ramsay that now sits outside the Ipswich Town Football Club ground on Portman Walk.

  1. Lot 240: Signed Ricky Hatton Boxing Gloves


This is a truly unique opportunity to own a signed pair of Ricky Hatton’s boxing gloves.

Richard John “Ricky” Hatton, MBE is an English former professional boxer who is also a boxing promoter. He is a former WBA, IBF, IBO and The Ring Light Welterweight Champion, and WBA Welterweight Champion. He is a die hard football fan and a great admirer of Sir Bobby Robson

  1. Lot 73: The Manchester United Fan Prize

Two Manchester United supporters will have a spectator experience like no other. The VIP hospitality at the Old Trafford Premier Lounge includes a champagne reception and four course meal. Subject to availability, if Manchester makes the semi-finals of the Champion’s league – this game will be available too! And if you live within a 30 miles radius, a chauffeur driven Bentley will transport you to the game or you will be provided with luxury accommodation. Donated by Corptel UK

  1. Lot 8: VIP “Match of the Day” Experience

VIP access to watch “Match of the Day” at the BBC Studios in Manchester. Food and beverage will be included, as well as a photograph taken with the Match of the Day Team.

  1. Lot 35: VIP Test Match Tickets & Signed Shirt


Two day Test Match VIP tickets, VIP hospitality, signed shirt and more donated by Graeme Swann. Graeme Swann is an England professional cricketer and the first spinner from England to take 50 wickets in one calendar year.


  1. Lot 85: M-Sport Rally Car Experience


You have the incredible chance to be a passenger in an M-Sport prepared Rally Car at a test / PR event in Cumbria. This amazing package also includes a tour of the Dovenby Hall facilities for the winning bidder and up to 3 guests to take place during 2013 / 14.


  1. Lot 130: Football Club Magazine Advertising


One lucky winner can benefit from a full 12 months advertising within Football Club Magazine. Onside Publishing Ltd is happy to donate 1 x Full page advert allocation x8 issues of Football Club Magazine worth £2,495 per issue, totalling £19,960. This fantastic prize also includes a full in house design service should you wish.


  1. Lot 205: Brighton and Hove Albion Match day


You and a guest have the fabulous opportunity to win a VIP match day experience for the Brighton and Hove Albion fixture at Ipswich Town on Saturday 22nd March 2014.


  1. Lot 174: Fulham VIP Package for 2


Directors Box tickets for 2 with full hospitality for the Home v Newcastle game. A member of Fulham’s staff will be waiting to greet you and direct you to the Directors’ Lounge where a champagne reception awaits you in the lounge, and a complimentary hot fork buffet will be served one-and-a-half hours before kick-off.


  1. Lot 96: Luke Donald Signed Shirt


You have the fantastic opportunity to win a shirt signed by Luke Donald. Born in England, Luke is widely regarded as one of Golf’s true gentlemen.


  1. Lot 213: Mark Webber Signed Racing Overall


Donated by the man himself, this is a fantastic opportunity to own a racing overall signed by Formula One racing star, Mark Webber. Originally from Australia before moving to the UK in 1995, Mark Webber has won a total of 38 podiums during his formula one racing career making him one of the most competitive and recognisable names in the Sport.


A taster of some of the TOP Lifestyle Auction Items so far!

  1. 1.       Lot 215: Incredible JLS Goodbye Tour Package

Sixteen guests will enjoy a JLS concert in a suite on Sunday 22 December 2013 at the O2 Arena with hospitality.

  1. 2.       Lot 95: Lunch with Bill Nighy

One lucky bidder will win a lunch with one of Britain’s greatest actors, Bill Nighy at a central London restaurant. Donated by Bill Nighy

  1. 3.       Lot 244: Chewton Glen Treehouse, Hampshire

Experience a midweek overnight stay for two guests at Chewton Glen, Hampshire in a wonderfully unique and luxurious Treehouse Studio Suite situated in the leafy canopy of a wooded valley: including delightful breakfast and dinner hampers delivered to your Treehouse

  1. 4.       Lot 150: Britain’s Got Talent with Amanda Holden

One lucky fan will win a pair of VIP tickets to the hit programme, Britain’s Got Talent 2014 and enjoy a meet and greet with Amanda Holden.

  1. 5.       Lot 165: Lorraine Kelly studio tour

A wonderful opportunity for two people to enjoy a studio tour of the ‘Lorraine’ show with Lorraine Kelly herself.

  1. 6.       Lot 149: David Walliams’ Children’s Books

British comedian, actor, author and national treasure, David Walliams has donated a signed set of his own children’s books.

  1. 7.       Lot 91: Piers Morgan VIP Tickets


This unique experience allows two people VIP tickets to an ITV Piers Morgan’s Life Stories recording, with incredible Green Room Access.


  1. 8.       Lot 27: Luxury sailing around the British Virgin Isles

A week’s all inclusive for ten people sailing on the luxury catamaran ‘Akasha’, around the British Virgin Isles. Donated by Ralph Auchincloss at Akasha

  1. 9.       Lot 57: See the World

A Fred. Olsen world cruise for two experiencing the sights of Europe, the Far East and the Caribbean onboard the ‘Balmoral’ Donated by Fred. Olsen Cruises

  1. 10.   Lot 83: Super Yacht Charter

An exciting opportunity for you and five guests to spend a week’s charter on ‘Tashatoo III’ mini super yacht. A 60 foot overall fast, luxurious sailing sloop will charter around either the British Virgin Islands or Eastern Mediterranean. Donated by Burland Technology Solutions Ltd

  1. Lots 42,44,45 & 46: Art by Ben Mosley

Choose from a number of striking paintings of sporting legends by Ben Mosley including ‘Mourinho’s Pride’, ‘Sir Alex Ferguson, The King of Managers’, ‘Murray’s Triumph’ and ‘Barcelona Champions’. Donated by Ben Mosley

  1. 11.   Lot 233: Tickets to Britain’s Got Talent Semi-final


Donated by Ant & Dec, you and your guest can be there live at one of the TV highlights of the year – The Britain’s Got Talent Semi Final 2014. The date and location of the show is yet to be announced. Kindly note: Participants must be over the age of 16 and the tickets are for auction at Sir Bobby`s Breakthrough Auction only and cannot be re-sold.


  1. 12.   Lot 243: The Great House, Lavenham, Suffolk


A ‘Special Dinner Bed and Full English Breakfast for two’ at The Great House Restaurant, one of Britain’s finest small luxury boutique hotels situated in the medieval village of Lavenham in Suffolk. This highly renowned restaurant-with-rooms delights its guests with award-winning modern French cuisine and a handful of beautifully designed five star bedrooms.


  1. 13.   Lot 115: London Eye Experience

Experience breathtaking views from the luxury of your own London Eye private capsule with up to 20 guests. Enjoy priority boarding as you are escorted to your exclusive private capsule for an amazing 30 minute experience high above London, complete with complimentary champagne. Donated by EDF Energy London Eye

  1. 14.   Lot 118: RAF Shawbury

A VIP tour for up to four people at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire. The tour will allowed the lucky bidders to get up close and personal to the helicopters and Air Traffic Control training as well as being photographed in a Red Arrow Hawk. The tour will include lunch in the Officers Mess with Officers from the Station and visits to the historical aircraft of the Assault Glider Trust, Air Traffic Control Tower, Central Air Traffic Control School and Defence Helicopter Flying School. Donated by RAF Shawbury

  1. 15.   Lot 132: Lodge at Ickworth, Suffolk

Enjoy a two night break at The Lodge at Ickworth for up to two adults and two children. The unique Lodge at Ickworth, located on within 1800 acres of the Ickworth Park National Trust estate just outside Bury St Edmunds, will make a perfect break for you and your family. This package includes breakfast and three course evening meal in the Conservatory restaurant each evening. Donated by Ickworth Hotel

  1. 16.   Lot 163: Set of 4 Sir Bobby Autobiographies donated and signed by Lady Elsie Robson  

Sir Bobby’s four autobiographies from his time at Ipswich, England, Europe and the last book, ‘Farewell but not Goodbye’, all signed by Sir Bobby’s wife Lady Elsie. Donated by the Robson family

  1. 17.   Lot 58: Villa in Portugal

Six guests can enjoy a week in the luxury ‘Villa Carol Ann’ in Vilamoura, Portugal. With its own private swimming pool, nearby relaxing beaches and close to over 100 golf courses along the Algarve. Donated by John & Carol Harris

  1. 18.   Lot 52: A luxury Getaway

Enjoy a three-night stay at The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, with golf at the famous Trump International and Royal Aberdeen golf courses and a delicious a la carte dinner on one night. The five-star luxury hotel is set against a backdrop of 11 acres of beautiful wooded grounds. Donated by The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa

  1. 19.   Lot 124: Made-to-Measure Richard Grimes Suit

Richard Grimes Bespoke Tailors of Ipswich are delighted to offer a Made to Measure Suit to the value of £695. Established in 1980, they are committed to providing a first class expert service in all aspects of ladies and gentlemen tailoring and are proud to have David Sheepshanks MBE as a valued customer.

  1. 20.   Lot 23: Name an Eddie Stobart Lorry


Stobart Automotive, the transporter division of Eddie Stobart Ltd has kindly donated a unique opportunity to name one of the new Stobart Automotive car transporters that will be joining the fleet over the next few months.


  1. 21.   Lot 9: Dinner for 20 with Matt Holland


A magnificent dinner for 20 guests hosted by Matt Holland and Paul Milsom in Mr G’s Private Dining Room at Milsom’s in Dedham, Essex.


  1. 22.   Lot 171: Gastronomic dinner at Maison Bleue


A wonderful five course gastronomic dinner at Maison Bleue for four persons including champagne and canapés on arrival and accompanying wines. Valid from October 2013 to October 2014, from Tuesdays to Thursdays. Not available in December.


  1. 23.   Lot 145: A Beer versus Wine Dinner


Enjoy a delicious meal for 20 people at the Crown in Southwold, whilst deciding whether beer or wine is the perfect match for each course. You will be joined by one of our Brewers and a wine expert to help guide you through the each course and the accompanying wines & beers.


  1. 24.   Lot 128: VIP Classic Motor Show Tickets


Fantastic VIP tickets to come to the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in November for you and a guest to go backstage to meet Mike Brewer and Ed China at their Wheeler Dealer Live stage.


  1. 25.   Lot 173: Luxury Riviera Apartment


A one week stay at a luxury, modern apartment located in the middle of Riviera Golf de Barbossi, France. The views from the apartment over the golf course and Esterel mountains are truly stunning.


  1. 26.   Lot 80: Seaham Hall, cook with Martin Blunos


A day for two cooking with Martin Blunos at Seaham Hall. The auction winner will be asked for their preferred ingredients so that a Blunos inspired menu can be created.


  1. 27.   Lot 29: ‘Half Tidy’ Luxury Yacht Holiday


One week for up to 6 guests on magnificent 47ft Sailing Yacht with Skipper in Menorca/Majorca.

If you are looking for a luxury yacht in one of the most sought after sailing locations in the Balearics, this is just the boat for you


  1. 28.   Lot 98: The Savoy, London


Kaspar’s Bar and Grill at The Savoy, London is an informal yet luxury all-day dining experience in an elegant Twenties-style setting. You and a guest have the amazing opportunity to enjoy a three course lunch or dinner in Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill, including a bottle of wine chosen by the sommelier.


  1. 29.   Lot 74: A day with Suffolk Constabulary


A unique opportunity to spend time with four of our teams: Local Safer Neighbourhood Team; Roads Policing Unit; Dog Section; Forensic Services. Date and time to be agreed with Suffolk Constabulary.


  1. 30.    Lot 117: A Morning with Suffolk Fire Service


Be a ‘firefighter for a morning’ at Ipswich East Fire Station. Here, the winner and guest can be firefighters for the morning and take part in the activities that our firefighters do on a normal day – testing, cleaning and training. (Kindly note that they will of course not be able to go out on any calls as this would be too hazardous!)


  1. 31.   Lot 139: Brewer for the Day


A money can’t buy experience to spend the day with Fergus Fitzgerald, APPBG’S Brewer of the Year. You and 3 friends will join Fergus for the day at Adnams brewery – one of the most modern breweries in the UK, following the beer making process throughout the day until it enters the fermentation vessels.


  1. 32.   Lot 202: Nicolas Ruston Diptych Original Signed Artwork


Original Signed Artwork by Nicolas Ruston presented by the Artist. Recently nominated for the European Art Prize, Nicolas Ruston has produced a unique scratch-painting diptych exclusive to this event.


  1. 33.   Lot 184: Waterfront Sail & Stay Experience


Enjoy a night’s stay at the lavish boutique Salthouse Harbour Hotel on the waterside in Neptune Quay, Ipswich and join Viking Mariners for a wonderful sail on the stunning River Orwell.


  1. 34.   Lot 134: Brewers House, Southwold


A week’s stay at the Brewers House in Southwold. Explore everything Southwold has to offer whilst spending the week in The Brewers House! Capable of sleeping eight (one Master Suite, two double bedrooms, and a sofa bed), the Brewer’s House is furnished to compliment its surroundings


  1. 35.   Lot 133: Beer for a Year!

A beer lover’s dream, a mixed case of beer (that’s 12 bottles!) delivered direct to your door every month for a year. Donated By Adnams

  1. 36.   Lot 50: Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club

You and a guest can enjoy an overnight stay in one of Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club’s luxurious master suites, complete with breakfast and a choice of one of the hotel’s signature spa treatments. Experience the hotel’s award-winning cuisine and elegant landscapes in the heart of East Sussex. Donated by Elite Hotels, Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club

  1. 37.   Lot 31: Beach break in Barbados

Stroll across Rockley Beach, Barbados famous of its lush sands and clear waters then relax at your private villas for six. A short distance from two pink sand beaches and four championship golf courses, the villa includes a private pool and wet bar. Donated by Mike Atwell

  1. 38.   Lot 203: Lloyds of London Experience

A unique opportunity for up to 3 people to have a guided tour of Lloyds of London (one of our country”s oldest institutions) followed by lunch in the Willis Advocate Dining Room on the 23rd floor of their prestigious London office which provides uninterrupted panoramic views over the South East of London.

  1. 39.   Lot 104: Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa


This fabulous prize is for two to have a 2-night stay with breakfast at the Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa in St Helier, Jersey. The prize is to stay in a deluxe park view room; to go on a foraging trip with Kaz Padidar and then dinner in the Michelin starred Tassili, an exclusive, atmospheric Champagne Lounge. The Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa is stylish and contemporary, guaranteeing guests an exceptional experience. It offers the ultimate in comfort and glamour.


  1. 40.   Lot 164: 2-Minute Trolley Dash


A fantastic opportunity from the East of England Co-op for one* lucky person at a store in Ipswich. You will have 2 minutes with a shopping trolley and can select from chilled, ambient and frozen products, all other ranges are excluded. Also excludes kiosk and PayPoint sales. A selection of wine and spirits up to the value of £60 may be chosen before the trolley dash starts. No more than 4 items of the same product will be accepted