Wimbledon tickets at charity auction

Two tickets for the men’s final at next year’s Wimbledon tournament will be on offer at an auction at Serra de Monchique Golf Club Memorial Day in aid of the Captain James Philippson Trust Fund.

The Centre Court tickets for July 4, 2010, will be open to bids at the auction, which will take place after the participating golfers have competed for the Captain James Philippson Cup.

The Wimbledon tickets have been donated by friends and supporters of the fund, John and Jill O’Connell.

Captain James Philippson, whose mother Trish Quinlan lives in the Algarve, was the first British soldier to lose his life during the current campaign in Afghanistan in 2006.

A short time after James’ death, the idea to set up a trust fund in honour of Captain James Philippson was thought of by friends and family.

The Captain James Philippson Cup golf tournament will be played on Gramacho Golf Course on August 29. Dinner and the auction will follow at Poço Partido restaurant in Carvoeiro.

Anyone not attending the dinner and auction may bid for this Auction Lot in writing to Jill O’Connell, Vila 19 Pestana Golf Resort, Carvoeiro, 8400 908 or call 282 340 941.