THE ROB GEORGE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCED AS CHARITY PARTNER
Updated: Sep 10, 2020
Sunrisers are delighted to announce that they are joining forces with Essex-based charity The Rob George Foundation. Through social media engagement and the positioning of the charity’s logo on their 2020 playing shirts, Sunrisers aim to support the fantastic work being done by the charity.
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.
The objects of The Rob George Foundation are to:
1. provide practical and/or financial support to young people with life threatening or terminal illnesses
2. provide 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 just over six years since the charity was formed, grants totalling nearly £600,000 have been made to more than 900 needy and deserving young people throughout the United Kingdom.
Speaking of the partnership, Danni Warren, Sunrisers Region Director of Women’s Cricket said:
“As soon as I became aware of the great work that The Rob George Foundation does I couldn’t wait to work with them. The work they do with so many talented young people across the UK, who are unable to achieve their goals because of lack of funding, encapsulates the opportunities that we are both striving to offer. It is an honour to be able to support them throughout our Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy campaign.”
Chairman of The Rob George Foundation, Philip George, replied:
“We are thrilled that The Rob George Foundation has been chosen as the charity to be supported by the Sunrisers team in this year's Rachel Heyhoe Flint competition. We have recently announced that England cricketer Tammy Beaumont, who knew Rob well at Loughborough University, has agreed to be our third patron – England cricket legend Graham Gooch is also a patron – and the fit between the Sunrisers and our work with young people could not be better.”
The Rob George Foundation will be match day partner when Sunrisers take on the South East Stars on Sunday 13th September at Essex’s CloudFM County Ground.