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The Refúgio Aboim Ascensão was founded in 1933 and is based in Faro. At any given time, it can be looking after up to 95 babies and children who have been abandoned and in some cases, abused. It’s a 7-days a week, 24 hours a day operation.

The Refúgio’s Director, Dr. Luis Villas-Boas and his team, look after the children, helping create a a new home and new lives . The philosophy of the Director and his staff is that, “Every child has the right to be loved.”

Sir Bobby and Lady Elsie started their european travels in Holland where Bobby managed PSV Eindhoven. Sir Bobby then moved to Sporting Lisbon where he teamed up with a certain, José Mourinho. After leaving Sporting, Sir Bobby went to Porto. In his two seasons with Porto, they won fifty-five league games, losing just three. Porto won the Primeira Divisão twice and also the Taça de Portugal. They also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. 

Sir Bobby and Lady Elsie loved living in mainland Europe and were particularly fond of their time in Portugal. They always wanted to repay the people of Portugal for their kindness. When the opportunity arose to become involved at Vila Sol, the idea of a fund-raising golf tournament was formed.

In 2003, Sir Bobby and Lady Elsie chose the Refúgio to be the sole benefactor of the funds raised by the tournament.

Please consider making a donation to the Refúgio Aboim Ascensão, the homeless children charity that the tournament supports. 

Online Payments: Refúgio Aboim Ascensão/Bobby Robson Millennium  BCP Rua 1º de Dezembro, nº24, 8000 Faro. 

NIB: 0033 0000 0004 7872 70205 IBAN: 0033 0000 0004 7872 70205 SWIFT: BTCOMPTPL

Cheque Payments: Please send to Refúgio Aboim Ascensão, Sir Bobby Robson Donation, Rua Manuel Ascensão 9, 8000-389, Faro, Portugal.

Every £/Euro donated will really help – thank you