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RGF Table-top sale

Table-top sale success for the RGF

Pip and Lorraine’s neighbours, Tim and Christiane, achieved a commendable ‘first’ last weekend fundraising for the RGF when they set up the RGF’s first table-top sale. Tim and Christiane told us: “We had amassed a sizeable collection of unwanted items throughout our home and the thought occurred to us that we could organise a table-top … Continued

Support the RGF by supporting The Sentinel Gallery at Wivenhoe

Are you an artist? Are you looking for a venue for an event in Essex? Or are you simply a lover of art? The latest addition to RGF fundraising is the Sentinel Gallery in Wivenhoe. Available for hire by the week or by arrangement with Lorraine and Pip, please visit thesentinelgallery.co.uk for full details. In … Continued

Lorraine and the welcome-mat
Vix sitting with her dog

Almost there! Vix putting in the hard yards as she trains for the 2021 Virtual London Marathon to raise funds for the RGF

As you may recall, our very own long-term RGF supporter, Victoria Fenner (Vix to her friends!) is participating in the 2021 Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 3 October – Vix’s personal challenge is to complete the 26.2-mile marathon in under 9 hours and that’s including stops for drinks, energy snacks, and the occasional change of … Continued

Annual review 2020-21 front cover
Brioni - Royal Albert Hall

RGF grantee, Brioni, performs at the Royal Albert Hall

Flautist, Brioni, performed at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 7th August with the National Youth Orchestra, live on BBC TV. Here is what she had to say about her experience: “It was absolutely fantastic to be able to perform at the BBC proms this year with NYO. A dream come true and something I … Continued

Newsflash: RGF grantee, Brioni, to perform at the Royal Albert Hall

Covid permitting, and all being well, flautist Brioni will be performing live at the RoyalAlbert Hall on Saturday 7th of August in Prom number 10. The performance will be live on BBC TV and radio for anyone who is keen to watch her perform. On Wednesday 28th of July Brioni performed her first concert with … Continued

Brioni pictured with flute
Aimee preparing for the Ice bucket challenge

Aimee’s ‘Ice bucket challenge’ – The Sequel!

Following the success of Aimee’s ‘ice bucket challenge’ back in 2019, she and her family decided the time was right for a repeat performance. So, earlier this month, Aimee, along with nine keen (ish!) family members and friends, ironically dodging the rain, tipped buckets of cold water over each other, remained on speaking terms (we … Continued

Ellisons Solicitors raises funds for the Rob George Foundation

Once again, Team Ellisons have very busy raising funds for the RGF, staging two fundraising events and taking part in Rob’s Big Walk, raising an incredible £1,914! Guy Longhurst, Managing Partner at Ellisons said: ‘‘The firm was very pleased to take part in Rob’s Big Walk 2021, and we were delighted to raise a total … Continued

Ellisons Solicitors - Presentation of cheque
Robs Walk 2021 - group photo

Rob’s Big Walk 2021 raises an amazing £11,964

Held over the Summer Solstice weekend, 120 enthusiastic walkers tackled a variety of the 10 stages of the iconic 81-mile Essex Way walk, starting at Epping at 5.00am on the 19th June and finishing at Harwich Old Lighthouse early evening on 20th June. Although heavy rain in the days leading up to the event made … Continued

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