News and Updates


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) […]


Gemma Kersey supported by the RGF

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, […]


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 […]

Alexandra Pereira is supported by the RGF

Rose for Rob - The Rob George Foundation

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 […]


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 […]

Evan Coggins supported by the Rob George Foundation

Barclays Quiz Night in support of the RGF

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 […]


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 […]

Elisabeth Powell - supported by the Rob George Foundation

Chloe Dickson supports the RGF

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.  […]


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 […]


Justin Taylor Tipton supporting the RGF

Justin Taylor-Tipton – Update

                        The RGF proudly continues to support Justin. He has truly been an outstanding ambassador for the RGF and we love receiving all his updates. In recent months he has won medals and learnt new skills. As someone who […]


The RGF is Colchester Institute’s Charity of the Year

It is the end of the academic year, and Colchester Institute has been busy counting up all the money raised throughout the year by students and staff. A whopping £6646 was the final total, with almost every department of the Institute getting involved. The chefs cooked, the singers sang, the […]

The RGF is Colchester Institute's Charity of the Year

Hannah Hampton - supported by the Rob George Foundation

Hannah Hampton – Hand on Heart, Proud as Punch!

How many of us dream of representing our country? Well, young football goalkeeper, Hannah Hampton, has done just that. Hannah’s home team is Stoke City U15’s – they finished their unbeaten season with a big win 5-1 against Everton. That one goal past Hannah was the first since October 2014! […]