We are the family and friends of Orlando Rogers who was tragically killed in a plane crash on May 15th 2011. During Orlando’s 26 years and 6 days of life he made the most of every single day and truly lived life to the fullest. In his short time here, before he was cut down in his prime, he notched up many notable achievements. The greatest of those achievements is the one which is perhaps the hardest to describe.
Orlando affected people in such a positive and inspiring way. He was a natural catalyst for helping people to make the most of themselves and life and was always optimistic. He took the approach that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and push yourself to get to where you are aiming. When you met him, you knew instantly that you were with someone who was genuine in all he said and did. He was charismatic, adventurous, funny and confident but also humble sensitive and kind. Being with him would inevitably lift your spirits. His capacity for experiencing life, improving himself and striving to achieve was relentless and insatiable. He always made time for his family and friends and would always be smiling, laughing and joking. Orlando was the most enthusiastic person you could ever imagine or meet and he loved his life and the people around him. It was as if Orlando was that rarest of beings, somehow touched with a unique brand of magic and genius. Although he was only 26 years old he was mature and wise beyond his years.
Orlando has given us a legacy in the form of his energy and his example and way of being. He has also left us with many very funny stories of his antics and adventures.
To honour his memory we have set up this Charitable Foundation and aim to help others by inspiring and encouraging them as Orlando would have done had he still been with us.