George’s Trust is a Charity based in Romsey, Hampshire, which seeks to raise funds for teenage cancer research and facilities in the University Hospital Southampton as well as supporting local young people and youth organisations.

George was 17 when he died unexpectedly from a rare teenage cancer and this tragic event affected many lives in Romsey and further afield. As a result, and after many donations from the public, his family set up George’s Trust in 2009. 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. 

Since 2009 the Trust has raised a quarter of million pounds, the majority of which has been donated to the Teenage Cancer Unit in the Hospital to assist them in maintaining and developing their treatment facilities. Recently we donated £50,000 towards the pioneering work in Immunotherapy Research at the University, which is the leading new treatment in the fight against cancer. Currently our objective is to provide funds towards the refurbishment of the Teenage Cancer Unit and the creation of a new isolation ward within it.

We also have a small grant scheme for young people and youth organisations to apply for funds for projects or any activity that will help them develop and grow as individuals. Over the years we have funded a range of worthwhile projects ranging from choral scholarships, equipment and coaching for members of the Romsey Abbey Choir and groups such as the Romsey Youth Choir and the Romsey Area Youth Jazz orchestra, to assisting a young person to go on a Tall Ships Youth Foundation adventure and running training courses to help groups of young people develop skills and community involvement.

All the funds raised by the Trust go direct to helping young people. We have many local volunteers who regularly raise funds and assist us with our events and equally many organisations and companies who have supported us over the last 15 years. We are so thankful for our local support and we wouldn’t be able to function and do so much without it.

We would like to thank all our supporters for all their unwavering help and support in the past and into the future.