Take part in Text-To-Win and help raise £1 million for Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Campaign

PUBLISHED: 12:02 05 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:35 13 August 2013

Former Ipswich Town manager Sir Bobby Robson

Former Ipswich Town manager Sir Bobby Robson

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Fancy flying to next year’s Monaco Grand Prix on a private ‘Eclipse’ jet? Or attending an England training session and being presented with a signed shirt? Or getting your hands on VIP tickets to the 2014 Champions League Final in Portugal?

Bobby Robson's 80th birthday celebration. Charity event. Elsie.Bobby Robson's 80th birthday celebration. Charity event. Elsie.

Do you fancy flying to next year’s Monaco Grand Prix on a private ‘Eclipse’ jet? Or perhaps you would like to attend an England training session and be presented with a signed shirt? Or how about getting your hands on VIP tickets to the 2014 Champions League Final in Portugal?

You do? Well, the easiest way to get your hands on these fantastic experiences of a lifetime is to take part in a ‘Text-to-Win’ competition being run as part of the Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough campaign, which aims to raise £1million in memory of England football legend Sir Bobby Robson.


To be in with a chance of winning 1 of these 3 amazing prizes Text the word BOBBY to 83222.

Text entry to the draw costs 50p, plus your standard network rate. A £3 charity donation will be deducted unless you choose to opt out by replying STOP to the first message (conditions apply)*

This prize competition will be open for entries until the 31 October 2013.

*See below for full prize and competition terms and conditions

The Prizes on offer include:

PRIZE ONE is a trip of a lifetime, where the winner and their guest will fly on a private ‘Eclipse’ jet from London (Northolt/ Blackbushe/ Biggin Hill) to Cannes to F1 Grand Prix 2014. This wonderful package includes Paddock Club Tickets which offers prime terrace location for fabulous views and excellent service. Full hospitality is included as you overlook the world famous circuit. Watch both the final qualifying on Saturday and experience the excitement and glamour of race day itself on the Sunday. Prize includes return flight on the private ‘Eclipse’ jet from Cannes back to London (Northolt/ Blackbushe/ Biggin Hill).

Please note that transportation between Cannes and Monaco and accommodation during your stay is NOT included. You must be 18 years or over to make use of this prize.

This prize has been generously donated by: www.cmxevent.com F1 Grand Prix, corporate and lifestyle event specialists and www.aerisavation.co.uk European distributors of the world’s most fuel efficient twin engine Eclipse Business Jet.

PRIZE TWO is a unique football experience for two people to watch an England men’s senior training session, ahead of an international fixture at Wembley Stadium. The winner will also be presented with an England shirt signed by members of the senior men’s squad. Also included is match day hospitality in The FA Club for two.

Please note that the prize is not transferable and the international fixture game tickets are subject to the normal ticketing Terms and Conditions. There is a minimum age limit of ten years and over for The FA Club.

This prize has been generously donated by: The Football Association

PRIZE THREE is two VIP tickets to the 2014 champion’s league final in Portugal including accommodation. The lucky winner will see the 2014 Champions League Final at Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal. This magnificent prize includes full match day hospitality plus accommodation for two.

Please note that flights are not included with this prize.

This prize was generously donated by: Heineken

What else is happening in Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Campaign?

There is another way you can get your hands on these amazing experiences, by bidding in the online auction when it goes live on 10 October. Just visit www.sirbobbysbreakthrough.com to register your interest and find out more.

Sir Bobby Robson was a football icon, after management spells at Fulham, Ipswich, PSV Einhoven, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona, Newcastle and England. He died aged 76 in 2009, after a long battle with cancer. The first Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Campaign in 2011 raised close to a quarter of a million pounds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Breakthrough Breast Cancer, and so in 2013, the Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough campaign is determined to go further and raise £1million.

In addition to the text-to-win competition, the online auction runs from 10 – 27 October 2013. As in 2011, this year’s campaign is being supported by HRH The Prince of Wales, Prime Minister David Cameron, the FA, The PFA and the LMA and major football and sports clubs globally. As well as sporting bodies, and many other organisations and corporations, celebrities and stars from the sporting world and beyond have also pledged their support and are donating prizes to the online auction.

The money raised will go towards supporting clinical trials for new cancer treatments and the on-going support of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Breakthrough Breast Cancer, as well as Ipswich Hospital and West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.

Mark Robson, Sir Bobby’s son and Chairman of Sir Bobby Robson’s Foundation, comments: “Sadly, cancer is likely to affect every one of us in one way or another and my family knows first hand the pain it can cause. That’s why we are so committed to continuing the work started by my father in supporting research for new treatments. My family, the foundation and I are very grateful to everyone who has got involved so far and we continue to be astounded by the generosity of the businesses and individuals who do so. We are excited by the new ‘Text-to-win’ competition and can only hope that we get the same incredible support as Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Online Auction has.”

Gina Long, the auction’s founder continues: “I was lucky enough to know Sir Bobby and Lady Elsie for over 35 years. Sir Bobby was loved the world over and I, along with a brilliant committee wanted to create something very special to honour him. This amazing new text-to-win element is a fantastic platform that allows everybody to become involved in helping us raise crucial funds for The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and two Suffolk hospitals.”


*Alternatively, you can enter for free by sending a postcard with your name and telephone number to Bobby, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Weston House, 246 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EX

At least 20p of your text entry and 100% of your donation will go to Bobby’s Breakthrough beneficiaries**

**Of the net funds raised, 50% will benefit The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation (Reg. 1057213), 30% Breakthrough Breast Cancer (No. 1062636) & in Scotland (No. SC039058), 10% West Suffolk Hospital (Reg. 1049223) and 10% Ipswich NHS Trust Charitable Funds (No 1048827)

For full competition terms and conditions visit http://www.breakthrough.org.uk/terms-use/text-win-terms-and-conditions

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