Sir Bobby and Lady Elsie launched the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation in 2008 after a request for help from his oncologist Professor Ruth Plummer.
Sir Bobby said he would give up a year to the charity. In fact, he became so passionate about it that, despite being very ill, he spent his last 18 months doing all he could to raise funds to find more effective ways to detect and treat cancer through his Foundation.
He described it as “like being at the helm of a team again” – his last and greatest team.
The Foundation funds projects which contribute significantly to international efforts and research into fighting cancer.
The LMA aims to increase funding, remit and visibility of the LMA charity and increase its contribution to the wider community.
The charity is an integral part of the LMA’s commitment to helping former, current and future members and their families who have fallen on difficult times or find themselves in need of specialist care, advice or assistance.
Due to the significant demands on modern day managers and coaches, the LMA charity is doing more and spending more than ever.
The charity’s expenditure is currently split across five areas:
The LMA’s confidential helpline, Financial contributions, Medical expenses and mobility grants, Education and coaching bursaries and grants, Charity and community partners
In addition, the LMA’s charity works with a number of selected charity partners, linking the LMA members directly with important community and grassroots programmes. The LMA’s members deliver both profile and impact to campaigns and initiatives as well as giving up their time to have a direct hands-on engagement.
The GeeWizz Charitable Foundation founded by veteran voluntary fundraiser and charity campaigner Gina Long.
Launched in October 2015 to help two specific groups – children with disabilities (under-18s) and those who are affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly, or those carrying out research into the disease.
GeeWizz will be purchasing George Woodward, a dear 3 year old boy with a life threatening condition, a £24,000 much-needed electric wheelchair from their proceeds of the online auction.
For more information on or how to find out how you can become involved with GeeWizz, contact Gina Long firstname.lastname@example.org
WS Hospital Charity has had a registered charity since 1995.
The aims of the Charity is to further enhance the wonderful care and support offered to patients and their families at WS Hospital.