News and Updates


Canoe Slalom grantee, Kurts, updates the RGF

“As the RGF has been a huge part of my journey to the World & European Junior Championships I thought it would be nice for me to give you a little update on what I have been up to. After a lot of hard work, sweat and tears last winter […]

Kurt's holding the British flag

Olivia driving lessons

Olivia’s mum thanks the RGF

“We cannot thank you enough for supporting Olivia’s driving lessons. Driving is an incredibly cathartic thing for Olivia as it gives her something else to think about other than being in hospital and on the receiving end of gruelling treatment for her leukaemia. Driving will be such a rewarding activity […]


Ali thanks the RGF

19-year-old Ali Ahmed is currently a volleyball performance scholar at the University of Essex. He also plays for the England national team. He first started playing volleyball at 8 years ago at his school and then progressed through England youth squads after some club success. Recently, the University of Essex […]

Ali Ahmed playing volleyball

The RGF supports talented Nottingham based swimmer, Heaven

The RGF has awarded Heaven a grant to support her personal development as she pursues her long-term goal to swim competitively, both nationally and internationally. 12-year-old Heaven is completely committed to her future sporting aspirations to be a successful swimmer. Heaven’s base club is Nottingham Leander SC whom she still […]

Heaven with her swimming trophies and medals

The RGF supports highly talented dancer, Keeley

The RGF supports highly talented dancer, Keeley – Keeley, just 16, from Lancashire approached us in May to help fund her first year’s fees at The Hammond in Chester. The Hammond is a top-rated specialist co-educational performing arts school and Keeley’s aim is to gain a Level 6 Diploma in […]


A picture is worth a thousand words

A picture is worth a thousand words – The RGF bought Kieran a new double bed big enough to share with all his pets while he recovers from his chemotherapy. We’ve just heard from Kieran and they all say thank you very much to the Rob George Foundation. Kieran then […]

Cats on Kierans a new double bed

Eleanor, English Youth Sabre Champion

RGF grantee, Eleanor, becomes English Youth Sabre Champion

Manchester-based Sabre Fencer Eleanor Blackledge, aged 13, has been competing internationally for GBR on the Under 17 Cadet circuit. Eleanor is currently ranked in the top ten GBR and 130 in Europe with four more years to move up the rankings within this age category. Earlier this month Eleanor became […]


Robs Big Walk’19

57 intrepid walkers tackled a variety of the 10 stages of the 84 mile Essex Way, starting at Epping Station at 5.00am on the 22nd June and finishing at the Pier, Harwich around 5.30pm on the 23rd June 2019. The sun shone, the breeze blew, the walkers smiled and it […]

Walkers from Robs big walk 2019

A lovely message and update from RGF grantee, Charlotte

“Thank you to The Rob George Foundation for awarding me a grant to enable me to continue on my skiing journey. I am at home over the summer, although still training on dry slopes and doing physical/fitness training. The grant awarded will allow me to continue training with my ski […]


Becca with her British Karate bronze medal

Some exciting news from RGF grantee, Becca

Some exciting news from RGF grantee, Becca – “I’m so pleased to tell you that after some hard training sessions, I attended the British Karate Federation 4 Nations Championships in Leicester last weekend and I can now announce, (drum roll, please!)… I’m a British bronze medallist! I’m so happy with […]