FC Barcelona’s participation in the charity auction for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation received the second highest bid.
The chance to watch the first team train, a shirt signed by the Barça squad, the chance to meet
some of the stars and Pep Guardiola and two tickets to watch a match at the Camp Nou received the
second highest of the bids at the auction in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Sir Bobby Robson
Foundation. Barça’s lot raised 12,100 pounds (13,871 euros).
202,774 pounds against cancer
The charity auction was held on Sunday October 23 and raised a total of 202,774
pounds (232,510 euros). It was attended by several relatives of Sir Bobby Robson, who died of
cancer in 2009. His wife Elsie said: “We started this project to provide resources for cancer
research and we have done so exceptionally”. At the same time, she thanked the participants
and the volunteers for their support.
Sir Bobby Robson’s best team
Since it was created in 2008, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation has raised 3.5 million for
research into better treatment of cancer. The man who coached Barça in the 1996/97 season called
his Foundation “my last and best team ever”. The current Barça manager, Pep Guardiola,
played under him and highlighted “his values, the way he treated the players, the way he
behaved whether he won or lost, and his fair play”.