Support For #teamgeorge Pours In
Friends, family and the wider community have showed their support for recovering Stamford School pupil George Robinson, with a host of creative recent activities raising both awareness and funds.
George suffered severe spinal injuries during a rugby match in South Africa in July 2015, but since then there has been an overwhelming level of support with money being raised through donations, sponsored activities and merchandise sales. A trust has been developed for George which contains close family and friends including Stamford School headmaster Will Phelan. The trust decides the most effective uses of the money raised for George, be it new equipment or donating to charities which have supported him.
Over the past weekend current and former Stamford School students came together to walk the thirty two miles from the Stamford School Chapel to the Lincolnshire coast. They had initially hoped to raise £500, but they have actually already raised £3,800, this figure continues to grow.
Over the Christmas period, trustee Gareth Evison and his family including Stamford School pupils Sam and Joey Evison (Years 13 and 9 respectively) visited South Africa for an England cricket test match and got England cricketers to show their support through donning #teamgeorge merchandise. They were even able to make it on to Sky Sports after an interview with former England cricketer David "Bumble" Lloyd.
Wednesday saw the Stamford School Tuck Shop -located on the edge of the cricket lawns- open selling break time snacks with all profits going to teamgeorge. Additionally a Charity Rock Concert is being held on Friday 29th January at the Stamford High School Hall with all proceeds going towards teamgeorge. Doors open at 18:30.
Headmaster of Stamford School and trustee member, Will Phelan, said; “The response of Stamfordians and friends of the School to George and the #teamgeorge campaign has been wonderful and it makes me proud to be a part of this community. We, as a School and I as a part of the Trust wish to harness this support and work with George to both help him and allow him and #teamgeorge to help others in the future. We are really looking forward to George’s return to School in September.”
If you wish to donate to teamgeorge then visit; www.justgiving.com/teamgeorge2015 -alternatively #teamgeorge merchandise, including Beanie hats can be bought from the Stamford School shop with all money raised helping George.