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

Steve Colchester - half marathon
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

It’s not all about the running

Embarking on the London Marathon demands more than just physical training; it requires a meticulous approach to nutrition. Recognising the crucial role of fuelling his body for peak performance, Steve Loader has sought the expertise of Tom McLure, a trusted Sports Nutritionist. Here’s a glimpse into Tom’s insights on marathon fuelling ahead of Steve’s London … Continued

Steve Loader, 5am breakfast
Running top

Your chance to support the RGF Marathon Man, Steve Loader

This is the top Steve Loader will proudly wear as he runs the London Marathon 2024 for the Rob George Foundation. Steve is actively seeking business sponsors who will receive well deserved recognition with a logo on the running top and be acknowledged across social media platforms. If you are interested in sponsoring Steve, you … Continued

Another year, another fabulous effort from Hannah

RGF stalwart Hannah Brooks has supported us over many years, principally through producing themed calendars, that are sold, with the proceeds going to Hannah’s favourite charities. So why the RGF? Let Hannah remind us why: “Since 2016, I have supported The Rob George Foundation through my annual charity calendar photography project. The RGF is a … Continued

Hannah holding up the 2024 RGF calendar
Steve is running the London Marathon

Steve’s Counting down the days!

With less than 3 months until the London Marathon, it’s starting to get exciting! Steve is running the London Marathon for the Rob George Foundation, and his goal is to raise £2,500 to support us. Steve has confirmed that Barclays, his employer, is generously participating in match-funding the first £1,000 he raises. This means every … Continued

Benton Hall Golf Club Supports the RGF

David Kirkpatrick, Justina Heddell and David Moseley were the captains of the men’s, women’s, and senior sections at Benton Hall Golf Club in Witham for 12 months, which ended towards the end of last year. During their year in office, all three captains supported fundraising events for two charities – our very own Rob George … Continued

Justina presenting a cheque to Lorraine George.
RGF Christmas Dinner

Big RGF Thanks to Liz and Mark

In November, our friends and supporters, Liz and Mark Webber, kindly organised a special fundraising dinner supporting the Rob George Foundation. Inspired by their experience at our golf day in 2022, Liz and Mark turned a simple dinner into a wonderful act of generosity. In this setting, a group of friends got together, each contributing … Continued

Independence is Key for Sam!

Regularly, we are asked to support grantees to fund driving lessons to assist them in learning to drive to get their life back on course. Sam’s mum, Jackie, has been in touch to highlight what a difference the RGF’s support has made to Sam. She told us: “Sam, my 18-year-old son was diagnosed with lung … Continued

Sam, driving test
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