The Rob George Foundation wins a share of the Persimmon Homes Build Futures Fund

Thanks to our loyal supporters who posted online votes for the RGF throughout October and November on the Persimmon Homes Build Futures Fund website, we have won a £5000 cash award. RGF trustee, Beverly Davies, said: “We’d like to thank Persimmon Homes for choosing the RGF to participate in this exciting and ultimately generous initiative. … Continued

Persimmon Homes Build Futures Fund - Winner
Colchester Round Table - Christmas Collection

It’s Christmas: Colchester Round Table 367 supports the RGF

A big RGF thank you to Colchester Round Table 367 for selecting the RGF to be their chosen charity on one of their Santa’s Sleigh Christmas collection nights, 2021. Santa’s ‘collectors’, consisting of volunteers from Colchester Round Table 367 and the RGF, enthusiastically followed Santa’s Sleigh along this year’s chosen route, the St Michael’s Estate, … Continued

When you play, You help us

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

RGF Table-top sale
Lorraine and the welcome-mat

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 for full details. In … Continued

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

Vix sitting with her dog
Annual review 2020-21 front cover

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

Brioni - Royal Albert Hall
Brioni pictured with flute

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

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