News from our colleagues in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania We are delighted to hear from our colleagues in Tanzania about the progress of Imamu. Thanks to the efforts of our stalwart fundraisers and the equally wonderful support of all at Tanzania Optimist Dinghy Association, this young man, now 15, has been able to move from temporary accommodation in an office, into his own rented room. He has been able to
Enormous thanks to everybody who contributed in any way to yesterday’s Orlando Rogers Rugby Match. The organisers, the sponsors:- The Cary Arms, Mainline Fancy Dress, Bombay Express Torquay, Enterprise rent-a-car, and of course the Torquay Rugby Club; the players (in their brilliant and imaginatively designed shirts), the supporters and all the friends, family and locals who made such a great event happen so successfully. There’ll be aches and pains and
Gemma ran her very first half marathon in Cardiff today in a very decent time of 2.38 She must have been a bit apprehensive doing a first ever marathon but having finished successfully Gemma has said she really enjoyed it. We look forward to sharing photos with you once Gemma has had chance to send them on. She’s raised loads of funds for the Foundation too so its a win
6th October is the day of another new challenge for Gemma Trodd. Gemma will be doing her first ever half marathon tomorrow. As a new mum and also having recently embarked on a new training course, Gemma is pushing herself one step further by entering this half marathon. It’s a lot to take on all at once. Wishing you well tomorrow Gemma from everyone at Orlando Rogers Foundation.
Richard Rowe, one of Orlando’s school friends, decided he just had to get on his bike and cycle to Morocco to raise funds for the Foundation. He set off across the channel to France on Thursday and we await news of his progress. This is a great adventure and we wish Richard well. As soon as we hear from him we’ll give you an update. Meanwhile those of you wishing
Wishing the Old Grammarians, John, Ben, Richard, Matt and Dan dry weather for their Templar Way Trek tomorrow. They have made great progress so far with their fund raising. Many thanks to all sponsors. Enjoy the day, being together and the historic trail. Look forward to seeing you all. Good luck!
Our wonderful fundraisers are making things happen. They have taken those crucial first steps to achieve something and that in turn leads to our beneficiaries being supported. Orlando would have been so very pleased on both counts. Here’s an update on who’s doing what at the moment:-
Saturday 8th June will see two of Orlando’s friends, Kitty and Kate, taking part in the Tough Mudder 12 mile hardcore obstacle course in London. Another event that would have been right up Orlando’s street. They will be raising funds for Orlando Rogers Foundation so if anyone would like to sponsor this insane effort please go ahead – all donations welcomed and appreciated. Their Just Giving Page is at http://www.justgiving.com/Kate-and-Kitty
Working in conjunction with Tanzania Optimist Dinghy Association (TODA) the trustees of Orlando Rogers Foundation are pleased to inform you that we have made a grant to the benefit of Imamu Sahala.
Delighted to say Jade, Orlando’s sister, is running the San Francisco Marathon on 16th June in aid of the charity set up in honour of her brother. All sponsorship greatly appreciated whatever the amount. Please see her Just Giving Page at http://www.justgiving.com/Jade-Rogers2