Yearly archives: 2014

Congratulations Chloe!

Silver medalist, Chloe Dickson (far left) Chloe Dickson, a young fencer from Scotland, and one of the first successful applicants to the Rob George Foundation earlier in 2014, has just made an outstanding achievement at the Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championships, held in Largs from 10 to 15 November 2014. Chloe […]

Chloe Dickson supported by the Rob George Foundation

The Relucant Umpire - book sale supports the Rob George Foundation

The Reluctant Umpire

‘The Reluctant Umpire’ by Robbie Book is the perfect stocking filler for Christmas From each book sold, a donation of £2.00 will go to the Rob George Foundation. Take a look on our Facebook page (follow the link from the top of this page) for instructions on how to order.  Please […]

Buy a copy of ‘The Essex Scrubber’ and help the RGF

Christine Beedle’s first book ‘The Essex Scrubber – Keeping It Clean’ is loosely based on her real life experiences and is filled with fun, drama, passion and fascinating characters. The Essex Scrubber is the nickname Christine acquired, for reasons that will become obvious as you read what is more a novel […]

The Essex Scrubber book sales support the RGF

Elisabeth Powell – latest update

Elisabeth has been in touch with news of her recent successes.  On the weekend of 8/9 November Elisabeth travelled to Helsinki with the British Fencing (BF) Junior (U20) women’s Epee team to fence in a Junior World Cup Tournament.  This competition was attended by 144 fencers from around the world […]

Graham Gooch – our new Patron

Just nine months old, The Rob George Foundation is delighted to announce that international cricket legend, Graham Gooch OBE DL, is to be its patron. Graham Gooch has enjoyed a most distinguished career as an international player and coach. He first played for Essex in 1973 and made his Test […]

Graham Gooch Patron of the Rob George Foundation

Chloe Dickson supports the Rob George Foundation

Chloe Dickson visits Colchester

One of our applicants, Chloe Dickson, recently visited Colchester, the RGF’s home town, for a Fencing Competition. Trustees, Lorraine George and David Cant, along with David’s wife, Julie, went along to meet Chloe and receive a crash course in fencing!  We are not sure if it is really as complicated […]

80th birthday celebrations raise funds for the RGF

Una Daldry celebrated her 80th birthday on 4th September 2014.  Knowing that many people would want to mark the occasion by giving her gifts she asked friends and family to consider donating an amount to the Rob George Foundation or sponsor her grandson (Robert Tuckwell) on his Ride for Rob, […]

Una Daldry supports the Rob George Foundation

The Wall at Colchester Mercury Theatre, supporting the Rob George Foundation

The Wall

The August 2014 Youth production of “The Wall” at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre was a brilliant performance, and so fitting that the young cast chose to support the Rob George Foundation, a charity all about young adults their age. There was a bucket collection after the shows.  Thank you to the fabulously […]

Abi’s four challenges

Abi Claydon is a very special young lady, in many ways! Abi has completed her “four challenges + a twist” in aid of the Rob George Foundation. Most of these challenges came from Rob and Abi’s bucket list, although I don’t think Rob would have thought much of being vegan […]

Abi Claydon Four Challenges Rob George Foundation

Colin Bones Iron Man Challenge The Rob George Foundation

Our very own iron man – Colin Bones

Colin travelled all the way to Frankfurt in July’14 and, inspired by his own mum’s battle with breast cancer, made us all so proud. Remembering what Colin wrote on his ‘My Donate’ fundraising page: “A little goes a long way in people that are less fortunate than ourselves”, his fantastic […]

London to Paris – cycle ride success

On Sunday 17 August 2014, 20 cyclists from Colchester & East Essex Cricket Club, including some of Rob’s friends and family, set off from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, bound for Colchester’s Castle Park. The going was tough.  Very tough!  The route wound through France (tackling some significant hills and […]

Rob George Foundation Paris to Colchester cycle ride