We Are Supporting Team George Fundraising!
Having been through a challenging personal journey ourselves over the past few years, we were touched by the Team George story – a young man’s incredible bravery – and we think you will be too.
George’s story is below. We would like to try and do our bit for Team George and as a result we will pledge £5 for every Hire booking or sale made, when you mention Team George.
Big Bear Outdoor are delighted to assist in Fundraising for Team George
The George Robinson Discretionary Trust – #teamgeorge
George Robinson is in Year 13 at Stamford School. On 27th July 2015, George was injured playing rugby in South Africa on the School Rugby Tour.
Whilst playing against DF Malan School, Cape Town, George incurred a serious spinal cord injury in a tackle. The injury is life changing as it caused a transection of his spinal cord. Over five months in to the injury it is likely that George will require long-term personal care and support.
The Robinson family are positive in their outlook and purposeful, as is George, that he will continue to live a vibrant life and contribute to the full.
After spending 37 days in a South African hospital and a further 5 weeks in Addenbrookes, Cambridge, George is currently being rehabilitated in the Princess Royal Spinal Unit in Sheffield.
A Trust has been set up for George. Members of this Trust are George’s father, Mr Simon Robinson, Mr Gareth Evison (parent), Mr William Burgess (parent) and the Headmaster of Stamford School, Mr Will Phelan. They are supported by a superb fund raising team led by Mr David Laventure (Director of Sport at Stamford) including; Mrs Linda Evison and Mrs Jacalyn Burgess (parents).
The Trust is a discretionary trust. This means that the trustees can make a decision collectively regarding how the money raised for George can be best used. This may mean that there is a specific piece of equipment, treatment or resources we wish to buy for George, or for example, money may be given to the institutions or charities which have supported him and will continue to support him. Our team goal for the new year is to get George home with his family and prepare George for his return to School in September.
George’s parents commented; “George is displaying exceptional mental strength and fortitude in dealing with his injury. We are incredibly grateful and touched with the magnificent support, unity and spirit being given through teamgeorge, it is a tremendous source of energy and strength for George and our family.”
George’s family, friends and school all want to help and support him and the Robinson family and are working hard to raise funds for George’s trust. We hope that you may be able to help us too.