Robin Goodchild Memorial Trust

Robin Goodchild Memorial Trust

Statement from Robin’s family;
Dear Friends and Family of Robin Goodchild,

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your overwhelming support that has sustained us through the tragic loss of our son Robin Goodchild. The incredible number of messages, memories, anecdotes and expressions of love that have been mirrored back to us from those of you who knew Robin has been a revelation. His life and light truly touched a great number of souls. We believe that this shared grief and love can and should be translated into a tangible memory of Robin’s power for the good.

Accordingly, an inner group of friends and family have decided to establish a Robin Goodchild Memorial Trust (aka Robin’s Retreat) to raise funds with the ultimate aim of purchasing a building in a countryside setting to establish a place for young people to visit and escape the pressures of inner city life. Our short term aim would be to involve ourselves with existing charities and organizations working with young people suffering depression and stress. We have already sent an outline proposal to Bristol City Council for the use of a local building as a low-budget hostel for performing arts students. A choice of nurturing and reflective activities would be available, as Robin would have said,to enjoy the cool, calm countryside and find inner peace.

There are many amongst us who have the appropriate skills and vision to make this happen. We have already received practical offers of help, the most touching being a copy of a CD of Robin reading his early poetry, which a group of friends have decided to distribute to raise funds. There is a large corpus of his work which has yet to be seen and edited. Others are already taking practical steps to establish the financial structure to support our aims. Others are arranging fundraising events. We have already invited people to write their fondest/funniest memories of Robin and these are being collected and collated by his sister Rosanna.

If you are interested in joining with us with whatever you may have to offer then you can contact us initially through Robin Goodchild’s Facebook under the title Robin’s Trust of by contacting his sister, Rosie

In the near future we will publish full details of the aims and objectives of the Trust with its own website

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