On 27th July 2015 George incurred a life changing spinal injury while playing rugby in South Africa on a school rugby tour. After many months in hospital and a lot of rehabilitation George finally returned to school where he continued to study and sit his A levels. George is now a first year student at Birmingham University where he can continue to achieve great things.
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 Principal 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.
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 #teamgeorge raise money not just for George
but for all charities and institutions connected with spinal injury’s
Simon Robinson, William Burgess, Gareth Evison and Will Phelan