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Team George cash boost

Saturday 5th March saw the latest fund-raiser to support local lad George Robinson in his recovery from a serious spinal injury, incurred when playing rugby for Stamford School in South Africa last year. Friends gathered at Glinton Village Hall to join parents Gill and Simon for a 'charity dinner' and prize draw. Simon then took time out to explain the 'incredible journey' his family had been on and thanked everyone who had supported George. Money raised will go towards funding a specially-adapted wheelchair.

George Robinson, 18, was hurt while playing rugby for Stamford School in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 27. The impact of going in for a tackle caused a transection of his spinal cord. George spent 37 days in a South African hospital and a further five weeks in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, before being transferred to the Princess Royal Spinal Unit in Sheffield, where he is currently undergoing rehabilitation.

It has been a tough six months for George, his parents Simon and Gill, and younger brother Eddie, 16. But George has shown great strength to remain positive throughout. And this has been helped by a campaign called #teamgeorge, set up by friends and family to raise money for an all terrain wheelchair and other specialist equipment. Dad Simon said: “George is displaying exceptional mental strength and fortitude in dealing with his injury. “We are incredibly grateful and touched with the magnificent support, unity and spirit being given through #teamgeorge, it is a tremendous source of energy and strength for George and our family.” A trust has been set up to help care for George, as it is likely he will require long-term personal care and support.

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