The Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Classic 2018 – Sponsored by Pin Point Recruitment
Last month we were lucky enough to accompany our friends, Pin Point Recruitment on their charity trip with clients, to attend the prestigious Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Classic weekend in Vilamoura, which Pin Point Recruitment had very kindly sponsored.
Our visit to the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal included a visit to the Refugio Aboim Ascensão, an afternoon tea party at the Pestana Vila Sol with the children from the Refugio and an evening buffet with Lady Elsie Robson and guests. The final and main events being the wonderful golf tournament with well known Sky Sports Golf presenter Sarah Stirk, followed by the Gala Dinner hosted by commentator Clive Tyldesley and an entertaining auction by Johnny Gould.
The Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Classic has been run annually for fifteen years at the request of Lady Elsie Robson and her family. The tournament was started by Sir Bobby in 2004 with the objective of having a fun celebrity golf tournament in the sun, but most importantly to raise money for a homeless children’s charity the Refugio Aboim Ascensão, chosen by Sir Bobby and Lady Elsie, which is based in Faro.
Since 2004, over 1 million Euros have been raised on behalf of Sir Bobby and Lady Elsie to help the charity continue the great work they do for homeless babies and children aged under six who have been abandoned and in some cases abused. Since Sir Bobby’s death in July 2009 the tournament has continued with Lady Elsie’s blessing with two principal objectives:
Firstly, to Celebrate Bobby’s life both on and off the pitch, to remember what he brought to football both in the UK and in continental Europe having become one of the most successful British managers in Europe.
Secondly, because Sir Bobby would have wanted to keep raising valuable funds for the Charity and help those Children so less fortunate than our own.
Celebrities from the world’s of football, sport and entertainment attend and play with the corporate teams for the honour of winning Bobby’s tournament played on the Championship Course at Pestana Vila Sol on the Algarve, which has twice hosted the Portuguese Open.
Celebrities who attended the Pin Point Recruitment Sponsored 2018 event included Ossie Ardiles, Steve Harper, Mick McCarthy, Alan Shearer, Dick Malone, Rob Lee, Shola Ameobi, Alan Brazil, Ray Clemence, Charlie Woods, John Beresford, Martin Chivers and Iain Dowie to name just a few.
In 2016 a wonderful statue of Sir Bobby was commissioned and placed in a beautiful position, sitting on a bench overlooking the 18th green at Pestana Vila Sol. This was out of respect for the considerable efforts and sums raised for the Refugio. A lasting legacy.
The broadcast times of The Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Classic are as follows:
Channels Sky Sports SD & Sky Sports HD
15th August 2018 – 18.00 hrs, 21.00 hrs & 24.00 hrs
16th August 2018 – 03.00 hrs, 08.00 hrs & 13.00 hrs
A huge thank you to Pin Point Recruitment for Sponsoring the 2018 Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Classic