When it comes to fundraising for the RGF and ‘giving back’ our finest example is undoubtedly the Carrington family.
Aimee’s grandad, Tony, has been in touch to tell us about Aimee and why they support the RGF:
“Aimee began ice skating when she was five years old at the Streatham Ice Rink and at 17 years old is still in love with the sport. She trains early mornings before school getting up at 5am in order to be at the rink for 6am 3 times a week and training at the weekend.
Every year since 2014 she has qualified for the British National Solo Ice Dance Championship with her best result being in 2016 when she achieved the bronze medal.
Having advanced through the different levels Aimee is now in the junior section where she is competing against girls up to the age of 20 years and she is currently ranked 15th in the country.
The encouragement and financial support given by the Rob George Foundation has meant so much to Aimee and has been hugely instrumental in allowing her to achieve her goals.
As a way of saying thank you we have over the past years organised several sponsorship events including 2 Ice bucket challenges, swimming the equivalent distance from Aimee’s house to the Streatham Rink, and this year myself and my wife (the over 70s club) doing a triathlon by swimming 10 kilometres, cycling 44 kilometres, and walking 12 kilometres (the distance from our house to Brighton Pier).”
Everyone at the RGF is extremely proud of Aimee; her commitment, dedication, and achievements over the years, but equally so, we applaud the amazing support she and the RGF receives from her family!