Charity

2016: #teamgeorge

Sophie Allport is delighted to support #teamgeorge throughout 2016. In July 2015 George Robinson was injured playing rugby in South Africa on a Stamford School tour. He incurred a serious spinal cord injury in a tackle and it is likely George will need long-term personal care and support.

“As a mother of rugby playing boys, we wanted to do as much as we could to help George and his family,” explained Sophie. “We have come up with a number of initiatives to raise money for this brave young man in 2016.”

Sophie Allport’s new sporty ‘Balls’ collection includes four fine bone china mugs covered in rugby, football, cricket, tennis and golf balls. £1 will be donated for every mug sold from this range throughout 2016. They can be purchased from the website (sophieallport.com), the shop at Langtoft near Stamford and at all the shows and fairs the business attends.

In addition there are a number of Sophie Allport employees tackling the ‘three peaks challenge’ on April 4th to raise money for #teamgeorge. Donations can be made through their justgiving page. https://www.justgiving.com/teamgeorge2015

Sophie Allport hosts an annual sale event and this year all proceeds from the raffle, tea, coffee and cakes on the day will be donated to #teamgeorge. The event will take place on Friday 10th June 2016 at the Langtoft shop.

#teamgeorge official merchandise can also be purchased from the Sophie Allport shop with all proceeds going to the charity. Items include t-shirts, hats, water bottles and wrist bands.

The Robinson family are positive in their outlook and confident, as is George, that he will continue to live a vibrant life and contribute to the full. After spending 37 days in a South African hospital and a further five weeks in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, George is currently being rehabilitated in the Princess Royal Spinal Unit in Sheffield.

2015: First Touch

This wonderful charity supports premature and sick babies at the Neo Natal Unit at St George's Hospital in Tooting, London. A cause very close to our hearts. First Touch was set up in 1998 to support the babies, families and staff on the Neonatal Unit at St George's Hospital. They are the only charity dedicated to the NNU at St George's and the money raised goes directly to fund equipment and projects to improve outcomes for the babies and their families.

2014: DREAMS COME TRUE

Sophie Allport is delighted and very honoured to be involved with a wonderful charity - Dreams Come True. An inspiring organisation that helps bring happiness and joy to terminally and seriously ill children. It is a national children's charity which has delivered over five thousand dreams to children and their families in the last 25 years.

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Dreams Come True launched an annual Dream Tea in 2013 to celebrate midsummer and to raise as much money as possible. They encouraged people across the nation to get together, stop for tea, bake a cake and help make some children's dreams come true. Sophie designed an exclusive 'Butterfly' mug that was sold in aid of the charity and with the help of celebrity baker Miranda Gore Brown it proved a successful event that will become an annual fundraising opportunity that anyone can get involved in. We would encourage everyone to organise their own Tea Party every year and raise money for this brilliant cause!

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