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Saturday's Collection

23 January 2015

We're backing the Rob George Foundation.


Here's a bit more about their great work in our community and beyond.

For the weekend match, we welcome The Rob George Foundation to the Weston Homes Community Stadium to collect before and after the game.

Colchester United take on Leyton Orient on Saturday in what is expected to be the biggest home crowd of the season so far.

Rob’s story
Rob was at University when he was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.  Despite achieving full remission, exactly two years after his initial diagnosis he learned that the leukaemia had returned.  Rob died in December 2013 aged 21.

Rob coped with the challenge of facing the end of his life as he did the leukaemia – with calmness and bravery.  He never complained, acting with impeccable dignity and caring not for himself but for family and friends.

A talented sportsman, Rob excelled at cricket, played golf off a handicap of five and had represented Stanway Rovers Football Club and Colchester Hockey and Rugby Clubs.  

As a student, Rob found seeking financial support completely frustrating and demoralising; his family were able to support him – but not everyone is so lucky.

About the Rob George Foundation
The RGF provides practical and/or financial support to young people with life threatening or terminal illnesses.  

It also gives financial support to young people who demonstrate exceptional commitment and/or ability in the worlds of sport or the performing arts but may be held back by their financial situation from pursuing their goals.  In its first year, the charity has awarded some 50 grants to deserving individuals.  

On Saturday, representatives will be around the ground before and after the game.  

Please look out for the RGF buckets and visit their website to see how your kind donations can really make a difference – 

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