Total raised so far

£32,984

  • Your target is £40,000 82% 82%

Ed was a big personality who lived life to the full, was loved dearly by his family and friends, and is missed hugely by all who knew him. He was a talented sportsman who enjoyed playing both codes of rugby and cricket. Following Ed’s death in 2016, this Memorial Fund was established to honour his memory.

Ed enjoyed nothing more than travelling and meeting new people. Ed made so many good friends through rugby. The network of people you meet through sport is vast – it opened-up his world, and ours. At the same time, Ed was very aware of his privileges and how many people were not in the position to enjoy and participate in sport and education. He was kind, compassionate, and fun.

As a family, we/The Memorial Fund support(s) Tanzania Rugby Development (TRD), a NGO, which uses rugby as a tool to empower, grow, and develop children in and around Arusha in northwest Tanzania. The focus is on teaching and supporting the values of team, respect and discipline (TRD), helping young people to take pride in themselves and what they can achieve.

Young people from the programme are heavily involved in the development of their vision for the organisation and of their own futures. Working with communities, schools, local businesses and charities, TRD is tailored to the needs of young people as they grow older, through three programmes:

  • Preparedness: TRD builds safe spaces for girls and boys aged 8 to 16 to grow and develop into well-rounded young adults and provides basic rugby coaching, social support and life skills.
  • Performance: For girls and boys aged 16 to 18, this programme promotes the drive to succeed in rugby and other aspects of their lives through high performance training, matches and tournaments.
  • Pathways: TRD creates opportunities for those aged 18 years and above to continue into activities of their choosing by promoting academic routes, vocational skills and entrepreneurship.

Donations

£ 1,189.32

Thanks to everyone who supported Ed & Murray’s Quiz and Disco xxx

From: Paul Cooper
Donated on: 18 February 2024
£ 20.40
+ £5.10 Gift Aid

Remembering Ed.
Mike & Julia

From: Anonymous
Donated on: 18 November 2023
£ 50.00
+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Thinking of Ed on his birthday.
Love and blessings
Uncle Trevor and Aunty Wendy xx

From: Anonymous
Donated on: 14 October 2023
£ 51.00
+ £12.75 Gift Aid

Thinking of Ed and his family on his birthday. Love and blessings Trevor and Wendy xxx

From: Anonymous
Donated on: 11 October 2022
£ 25.50

Many thanks to the McFetts

From: Anonymous
Donated on: 12 August 2022
£ 500.00
+ £125.00 Gift Aid

We raised £500 running Tough Mudder and couldn’t be more proud of the good the memory of Ed is doing in the world. Miss you buddy x

From: Sam Bramhall
Donated on: 4 July 2022
£ 20.40

Kind donation from Carol at GGG, many thanks

From: Anonymous
Donated on: 9 June 2022
£ 20.40
+ £5.10 Gift Aid

Good luck Joe and Co!

From: Frazer Mackay
Donated on: 29 March 2022
£ 20.40
+ £5.10 Gift Aid
From: Andy Galley
Donated on: 17 March 2022
£ 40.00
+ £10.00 Gift Aid
From: Rosie Bentham
Donated on: 14 March 2022
£ 30.00
+ £7.50 Gift Aid

£10per peak Owain. Good luck boys. Grandma Tess xx

From: Mavis Neal
Donated on: 11 February 2022
£ 50.00
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
From: Katie Tyndall
Donated on: 26 January 2022
£ 12.75

October 2021 Gift Aid

From: Atlas Foundation
Donated on: 21 November 2021
£ 5.00

September 2021 Gift Aid

From: Atlas Foundation
Donated on: 3 November 2021
£ 51.00
+ £12.75 Gift Aid

Thinking of Ed and family on his birthday. Love and blessings from Trevor and Wendy xxxxx

From: Anonymous
Donated on: 11 October 2021
£ 20.00
+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Miss you r kid x

From: Joe Buckley
Donated on: 28 September 2021
£ 20.00

Love you big man x

From: Danny Leach
Donated on: 28 September 2021
£ 58.30

June Gift Aid

From: Atlas Foundation
Donated on: 30 July 2021
£ 50.00
+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done to you all, sorry the donation is a bit late
Love from The Buckley’s

From: Samantha Buckley
Donated on: 29 June 2021
£ 20.40
+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Great effort Team Coopers! Fantastic achievement. The Fitzpatrick’s

From: Nick Fitzpatrick
Donated on: 28 June 2021
£ 20.00
+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck LIv – keep marching on, and no blisters! With you, every step of the way, not ??
Annie & Paul xx

From: Anne Carter
Donated on: 15 June 2021
£ 20.40
+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Best of luck Liv. Love Sian and George xxx

From: Anonymous
Donated on: 13 June 2021
£ 20.40
+ £5.00 Gift Aid

All the best on your long walk! Love from Catherine and Mark xx

From: Catherine Jackson
Donated on: 11 June 2021
£ 102.00
+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Keep up the brilliant work

From: Andy & Angela Cooper
Donated on: 9 June 2021
£ 375.00

March Gift Aid

From: Atlas Foundation
Donated on: 31 May 2021