News and Updates


Rowing the Atlantic for Rob – THEY’VE WON!

As an update on our news item below, we are absolutely thrilled that Joe Barnett and his team – Angus Collins, Gus Barton and Jack Mayhew – have not only completed their transatlantic crossing, but have won! The team – Ocean Reunion – completed the Talisky Whisky Atlantic Challenge in […]


Lewis Richardson supported by the Rob George Foundation

Young Boxing Champion

The Rob George Foundation is thrilled to be supporting an upcoming star in the highly competitive world of boxing. Lewis Richardson, aged 18, has just won the National Ambition Boxing Championship, the final of which was held in Croydon on 3 December 2015. One of the biggest UK amateur boxing […]


Christmas Jumpers at Care UK

Staff at Care UK, based in Colchester, Essex, generously raised funds for the RGF at their Christmas party. Here is Lorraine from the RGF, collecting a cheque for £561.50 from staff, all proudly sporting their fabulous selection of Christmas jumpers.

Care UK raise funds for the Rob George Foundation

September Raffle Prize Winners

Here are the winners and sponsors of The Rob George Foundation Raffle, which was held in September 2015: 1 week’s stay in France (KS Gites) – A. Sainty 6 week pilates course (Jo Hockey Pilates & Fitness) – S. Sismey Beauty face treatment + 1 touch therapy (Treat Skincare Therapy) […]


Transition time for Gemma Kersey

Gemma – supported by the RGF – is now aged 23 and we all have our fingers crossed that the massive commitment Gemma has demonstrated will see her succeed on the senior circuit. One of our Trustees, David Cant (shown right in photo), recently met Gemma to present her grant, […]

Gemma Kersey supported by the RGF

Alexandra Pereira is supported by the RGF

Young Musician from Harlow is on her way

Alexandra Pereira is 10 years old and with a joint grant from the Annabel and Gerald Malton Charitable Fund and The Rob George Foundation she will be able to take up her place at the prestigious Purcell School of Music in London this September. The photo shows Alexandra with her […]


Super Trouper – A Rose For Rob

An emotional morning was spent at Colchester Royal Grammar School inspecting the rose planted and lovingly cared for by our dear friend, Peter Bannister, in memory of Rob. The rose is called “Super Trouper” – how appropriate! We hope it flourishes and that many teachers, students and visitors will take […]

Rose for Rob - The Rob George Foundation

Evan Coggins supported by the Rob George Foundation

Evan Coggins…and his Dad, Alex

A grant from the Rob George Foundation made a dream come true for young Evan Coggins. His grant has made a trip to Majorca to swim in an international competition with his swim club a reality. Dad, Alex, asked for a polo shirt too, so that he could promote the […]


Bankers answer questions for the RGF

We all like to receive an email where the bank tells you it wants to give you some money, so you can imagine how chuffed we all felt when a message arrived from Gavin from Barclay’s to tell us how successful the previous evening’s Barclay’s Quiz Night had been. In […]

Barclays Quiz Night in support of the RGF

Elisabeth Powell - supported by the Rob George Foundation

Guess who I met at Stansted very early one morning?!

Lorraine George from the Rob George Foundation, writes: “There I was, off skiing with my friends; it was 5.30am at Stansted Airport and we were checking in at the Easyjet desk. Across the way was a gathering of young sports people, all with their GB kits on and big equipment […]


Chloe captains team win at Junior Commonwealth Games 2015

The RGF has been supporting the talented fencer, Chloe Dickson, helping to pay for her equipment. Chloe (pictured second from left) has recently captained a team win at the Junior Commonwealth Games 2015.  These games only happen every three years and 2015 saw competitors gathering in Cape Town, South Africa.  […]

Chloe Dickson supports the RGF

Jeremy Higson – Update

Jeremy is just back from Portugal, where he competed in the Youth Laser European competition. Click here to check out Jeremy’s blog for the whole story.  His next stop is the British Nationals where he is hoping to be placed, we look forward to hearing how that goes. If you […]