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17 June 2016

Golf Day raises £13,000 for Louis Ross Foundation

On Tuesday 7th June, 13 teams of 4 took part in a Golf Day in memory of Louis Ross and to raise funds for the Foundation. 

It turned into a warm and sunny day and the course, Remedy Oak, was in superb condition. The day started with bacon rolls and coffee in the clubhouse and the golf began with a shotgun start with all 13 teams on the course.  After the round there was a dinner at the club where, alongside a raffle, there were a dozen auction lots to raise money for the Foundation.  Items on offer ranged from a week in a villa in Portugal to a Liverpool football shirt signed by the whole squad.  Everyone attending gave generously and over £13,000 was raised.  Canford School was delighted to contribute with sponsorship of one of the holes.

The Louis Ross Foundation was established in memory of Canford pupil Louis whose life was tragically cut short aged 17 in a skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2015.  The Foundation lends a helping hand to young people in difficulties and to remember and reflect Louis’ compassion and kindness and his ability to unite people through friendship.  While broad in its aims, the Foundation will specifically focus on helping young people by providing grants and services to charities across Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire which offer help for the homeless; care, respite and education for children with autism and emotional resilience and mental health for children.  It also looks to advance the education of young people by making grants and awards that foster innovation and opportunity to financially disadvantaged students in full-time education.  For more information about the Louis Ross Foundation, including how to donate, please visit

Phil Jack, Canford chaplain, commented:

“I was proud to represent the school at this wonderful Foundation event.   Its success was due to the hard work of a large group of volunteers, led by Paul Barlow on behalf of the Ross family, and the amount raised was a fantastic sum.  The Louis Ross Foundation is going from strength to strength with more events planned so please do visit the website page if you would like to find out how to get involved.”

An internal donation page has been created for members of the Canford School community – please click here to access this.



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