The Rob George Foundation was founded in loving memory of Rob George, who died aged 21 on 9th December 2013 following a long battle with leukaemia.
Rob George was a talented sportsman. He excelled at golf, hockey and cricket. At the time of his last illness he had just broken into the Colchester & East Essex 1st XI and had been elected a full playing member of the MCC.
But Rob’s sporting achievements – and his life – was cruelly cut short by acute myeloid leukaemia. Diagnosed in June 2011 and treated at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, Rob achieved full remission but two years after his initial diagnosis the leukaemia returned. Further chemotherapy followed and a stem cell transplant was planned but Rob died in December 2013.
Rob was brave and dignified, caring not for himself but for his family and friends. His wish was that a Foundation be set up in his memory to support young people who faced similar intolerable financial difficulties to those he had encountered. Rob also wanted the Foundation to provide financial support to those in the worlds of sport or the performing arts.
The Rob George Foundation aims are:
Denise Rossiter, CEO of Essex Chambers of Commerce says:
"Essex Chambers and its staff support The Rob George Foundation because it is made up of purely volunteers, therefore every penny goes to helping people suffering from this illness in several different ways and through a multitude of circumstances which they never thought they would have to face.
"Rob was also a keen lover of Sports and the Arts so his legacy was to provide financial support to those who could truly benefit.
"It is with tremendous pride that Essex Chambers supports The Rob George Foundation to help raise sufficient funds to enable his name to live on for the sake of our future generations".