News and Updates

The RGF supports highly talented dancer, Keeley

The RGF supports highly talented dancer, Keeley – Keeley, just 16, from Lancashire approached us in May to help fund her first year’s fees at The Hammond in Chester. The Hammond is a top-rated specialist co-educational performing arts school and Keeley’s aim is to gain a Level 6 Diploma in […]

Cats on Kierans a new double bed

A picture is worth a thousand words

A picture is worth a thousand words – The RGF bought Kieran a new double bed big enough to share with all his pets while he recovers from his chemotherapy. We’ve just heard from Kieran and they all say thank you very much to the Rob George Foundation. Kieran then […]

RGF grantee, Eleanor, becomes English Youth Sabre Champion

Manchester-based Sabre Fencer Eleanor Blackledge, aged 13, has been competing internationally for GBR on the Under 17 Cadet circuit. Eleanor is currently ranked in the top ten GBR and 130 in Europe with four more years to move up the rankings within this age category. Earlier this month Eleanor became […]

Eleanor, English Youth Sabre Champion

Walkers from Robs big walk 2019

Robs Big Walk’19

57 intrepid walkers tackled a variety of the 10 stages of the 84 mile Essex Way, starting at Epping Station at 5.00am on the 22nd June and finishing at the Pier, Harwich around 5.30pm on the 23rd June 2019. The sun shone, the breeze blew, the walkers smiled and it […]

A lovely message and update from RGF grantee, Charlotte

“Thank you to The Rob George Foundation for awarding me a grant to enable me to continue on my skiing journey. I am at home over the summer, although still training on dry slopes and doing physical/fitness training. The grant awarded will allow me to continue training with my ski […]

Some exciting news from RGF grantee, Becca

Some exciting news from RGF grantee, Becca – “I’m so pleased to tell you that after some hard training sessions, I attended the British Karate Federation 4 Nations Championships in Leicester last weekend and I can now announce, (drum roll, please!)… I’m a British bronze medallist! I’m so happy with […]

Becca with her British Karate bronze medal

Photo of Aaron, a Acro-Gymnast

Acro-Gymnast, Aaron, thanks the RGF

Acro-Gymnast, Aaron, thanks the RGF. Aaron contacted us earlier in the month to say: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the Rob George Foundation for their support and generous contribution towards helping me purchase sporting equipment. I am part of a competing men’s 4 in the […]

Rotary Club of Chelmsford donate £250 to the RGF

Trustee, David Cant, visited the Rotary Club of Chelmsford on May 16th to be presented with a cheque for £250. The current President, Anne Moriaty, made the presentation and said: “Lorraine and Philip made a big impact when they visited us earlier this year to talk about the RGF and […]

The photo shows Anne and fellow Rotarian, Jenny Black, with David

Ice Dance skater, Aimee Carrington, thanks the RGF

Up and coming ice dance skater Aimee Carrington has been skating since she was 6 years old. Now 14 she has won numerous medals in regional competitions across the country and has competed in the British National Solo Ice Dance Championships for the last 5 years. Her highest ranking in […]

BBC Radio Essex supports the RGF

late last month BBC Radio Essex (BBC Essex) invited RGF trustee, David Cant, to join their host Peter Holmes ‘on air’ for his Sunday Morning Breakfast show. David was invited to talk about the RGF at length (and he did!). David was also asked to be their newspaper reviewer choosing […]

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Glen Dobbs

Glen joins the RGF’s Board of Trustees

We are delighted to share the news that the RGF has appointed Glen Dobbs to its Board of trustees with immediate effect. Glen met Rob at Colchester Royal Grammar School and they remained best friends. After leaving the school as Head Boy, Glen went on to study Molecular and Cellular […]