Back in 2003, Sir Bobby and Lady Elsie chose the "Refugio Aboim Ascensão" to be the benefactors of the funds raised at the tournament. The home looks after children and is a 7-days a week, 24 hours a day operation. Its Director, Dr. Luis Villas-Boas and his dedicated team, look after the children and create a home and new lives for them. The philosophy the Director and staff of the Refugio live by is that “Every child has the right to be loved“.
Since Sir Bobby started this tournament in 2004 over 1.3 million Euros has been raised for the children and the tournament is now a major fund raiser for the Refugio and since Sir Bobby’s death in July 2009 the tournament has continued with Lady Elsie’s blessing with two principal objectives:
Firstly, to continue to help the charity and give these children a better chance in life and also 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. Over the last few years BSX Ltd Director Barry Weston has met and played with many celebrity sportsmen with the likes of Alan Shearer, Franny Lee, Clive Allen, Martin Chivers, Matt Smith, Rob Bonnet, Kieron Dyer of whom the team BSX Ltd with Kieron nearly won the event, but managed a 2nd place finish. This year Barry Played with Tony Cottee and the team finished joint 3rd.
See below pictures from the events.