Imogen makes a great start to her season

Imogen Tate is a competitive trampolinist and double mini trampolinist competing at National level. Earlier this year, she applied to The Rob George Foundation for a grant to help pay for her competition entry fees. Imogen has had a fantastic start to the season, competing in the British and English age 13/14 qualifying rounds. She … Continued

Imogen Tate
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Brontë completes skydive fundraiser

Our wonderful grantee Brontë Pendleton has completed her ‘Parachuting for Pennies for Pirouettes’ skydive fundraiser in support of The Rob George Foundation! Brontë, currently in her graduation year at Renaissance Arts Conservatoire in Leeds, is studying Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. The Rob George Foundation has provided Brontë with financial assistance through grants towards her … Continued

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George's cycling challenge.

Michael Shonibare: A Rising Star

In a display of extraordinary talent and dedication, Michael Shonibare emerged victorious in the 4×400 meters relay at the Loughborough International Athletics Meet on Sunday 19th May. Representing Team England, Michael was selected in both the individual 400 metres and the 4×400 relay. His triumph in the relay highlighted his progress in athletics and marked … Continued

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Steve Loader running past the Cutty Sark

A marathon effort from RGF supporter, Steve

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words; in this case, it is worth more than two thousand pounds. In fact, £2,803.28 was raised by Steve Loader, who ran this year’s London Marathon for The Rob George Foundation. Steve shared with us, “The London Marathon is the toughest event I have taken part … Continued

A proud moment, or two, for the RGF

We are delighted to share that RGF grantee Kashif Ali scored an accomplished maiden century for Worcestershire CCC on the opening day of the 2024 County Championship season at Edgbaston. Kashif struck 110 in what was described as a very composed and richly deserved century. The story does not end there, though. In Worcestershire’s second … Continued

Tobias with dance partner

Tobias update

Last November Tobias and his long-term partner, Bay, competed at the Nationals finishing fourth in the Latin competition – a commendable performance. January started with Tobias having try-outs for a new dance partner. He is now dancing with Alexia and in the last 6 weeks they have trained and danced 4-6 times a week to … Continued

Harry’s story

Something incredibly special about the RGF is when we can trace a grantee’s pathway from young aspiring athlete in early adolescence to young adult – Harry Walford epitomes this journey – a journey that had its own challenges. From 2014 to 2017, the RGF made five grants to Harry. Harry’s Mum, Sarah, takes up the … Continued

Harry Walford on ice
Alyssa underwater photo

Say Cheese (if you can!)

RGF supporters will remember Alyssa, not least for her amazing photographs! GB underwater hockey player, Alyssa has been back in touch with a very positive update. At this year’s World Championships, the GB Elite Ladies started their competition strongly, finishing second in their group. They won a tough quarter-final against the USA ladies after extra … Continued

It’s getting serious!

Just over a week ago, we witnessed Steve’s journey unfold as he conquered the Colchester Half Marathon, a significant milestone on his path to the TCS London Marathon next month, all in support of The Rob George Foundation. With the guidance of Michal Ruth, who crafted a tailored training strategy, and the expertise of Tom … Continued

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Michael Shonibare 400m champion

Michael’s a champion again

It is always lovely to get feedback from the grantees the Rob George Foundation supports, and the message we have received from athlete Michael Shonibare has put a smile on our faces. Michael won the 400-metre race at the South of England Athletics Championships last week and emailed us to thank the RGF for all … Continued

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