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Welcome to Georges Trust, on the site you can find out more about how the trust works, how we raise our money and perhaps most importantly how we spend our funds to help support youth in the Winchester and Test Valley area.

We are extremely thankful to all our supporters who have raised thousands of pounds over the last few years doing everything from walking Hadrian’s wall, climbing Ben Nevis, Bed races, running marathons, bake offs, sponsored walks and cycles, you name it they’ve done it, Thank you without you we could not continue to support so many young people.

 

About

George’s Trust was formed with youth very much in mind.  George was a special young man and his two main loves were music and sport.  He was quietly confident , good at most things, but modest as well.   The Trust supports  research and treatment of cancer in teenagers and young adults, local youth organisations the Romsey and Winchester area and the Romsey Abbey Choir in providing choral scholarships.

Our Aims

1.  .  To relieve sickness and preserve the health of teenagers and young adults suffering from cancer, in particular but not exclusively by:
a) providing and assisting in the provision of equipment, facilities and services not normally provided by the statutory authorities.
B) supporting research into diagnosis, control and treatment of cancer in teenagers and young adults.
C) supporting the development and provision of resource centres for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in teenagers and young adults.

2.  To provide and assist in the provision of equipment, facilities and services to youth organisations within the Winchester & Romsey area.

3-  To provide or assist in the provision of choral scholarships, equipment and coaching for members of the Romsey Abbey Choir up to the age of eighteen in order to develop their voices to maturity.

Current Fundraising Objectives

In December 2017 George’s Trust took a new direction in its fundraising and pledged £50,000 to help lease a specialised piece of equipment called Leica Bond RX to assist Cancer Research in Southampton. The equipment

will help Professor Peter Johnson who heads up the pioneering Immunotherapy Research, which is the leading new treatment in the fight against cancer including Lymphoma Cancers.

As George died from a Non
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, it is
important to us that George’s Trust
help this research and it is very
exciting to be working alongside such an amazing team. As the Professor works closely with the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit
in Southampton General Hospital, for which George’s Trust has raised £104,000 over the last few years, it also seemed the natural path to take.

George’s Trust, of course, will continue to fulfil its other objectives as usual, which are as always very important to us.

Finally, it would not be possible to help these amazing projects without the tremendous support we receive and we would like to thank our supporters for all their unwavering help.

 

 

Forthcoming Events

7th December 2019 Christmas Concert – Romsey Abbey

28th February 2020 Fashion Show – 7.00 pm tickets £10- Romsey Abbey More details to follow.

News

Ferndown Triathlon

This lovely bunch from Awbridge took part in the Ferndown Triathlon held at the Leisure Centre on Sunday 13th October. Thank you to Rachel, Jo, Hannah, Ella, Mya, Nicholas, Evelyn and Sammy for taking part and raising over £400 for George’s Trust. You are amazing! 

4th Choir Scholar 2019

Matthew being inducted as the  fourth ‘young gentleman’ of the Choir at Choral Evensong on Sunday 29th September. He is now singing as a tenor on the back row of the Choir. Martin Seymour (Romsey Abbey Musical Director) ‘Thank you again to George’s Trust for part funding this post’.

Choral Scholars

As the new YG’s (young gentlemen of the choir) continue to receive dedicated training, camaraderie and pay Romsey Abbey are proud to invest in the future of the choir and the choirs around us. George’s Trust are part funding the new tenors and bases and the Rotary clubs are funding the junior organ scholar, Henry, who …