About

R World

On Robbie’s passing tributes flowed in and in total, just from our friends and family, over £12,000 was raised. Some was donated to the Samaritans and the remainder has helped the friends and family of Robbie create a foundation in his memory: ‘R World’; the name he gave to his travel blog.

Two main purposes for R World were quickly agreed upon as shown on our project pages, and both Robbie’s secondary school, Simon Langton School for Boys and the University of Nottingham were very keen to support our work.  

See R World is Born.

R World

On Robbie’s passing tributes flowed in and in total, just from our friends and family, over £12,000 was raised. Some was donated to the Samaritans and the remainder has helped the friends and family of Robbie create a foundation in his memory: ‘R World’; the name he gave to his travel blog.

Two main purposes for R World were quickly agreed upon as shown on our project pages, and both Robbie’s secondary school, Simon Langton School for Boys and the University of Nottingham were very keen to support our work.  

See R World is Born.

Meet the team

Lesley Curtis
Chair of Trustees

The decision about whether to create a foundation to honour my son’s life was easy. Robbie had given so much in his lifetime and had so much more to give so this was the only way forward. I was always in awe of his intelligence, gentle nature and competitive spirit. He was especially helpful to me when his dad passed in January, 2019 and showed such strength. He always seemed to have the right words to pick me up during that difficult year. Now all his wise words are helping me cope with the loss of him.

As well as giving Robbie the legacy he so deserves, I feel motivated to help other young people struggling with their mental health. Robbie would be pleased that we are also honouring his interest in International Development and the High Five Club is a wonderful charity our family have supported for years.

Diane Widdison
Trustee
I have known Lesley and the Curtis family for a long time. I am a musician and teacher and until recently I worked at the Musicians’ Union where part of my remit was to look after the Health and Wellbeing of musicians. I am an advocate for supporting and educating individuals to help look after both their physical and mental health and was therefore delighted when Lesley asked me to be involved in the work of the R World foundation. I am also a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and currently teach yoga classes online.
Lydia Fallon
Trustee
From the first day I met Robbie at university, I knew we were going to be friends. Robbie had an energy unlike anyone I’ve ever met, and I feel genuinely lucky to have known him. So many of my favourite memories are punctuated with the sound of his infectious laugh and hilarious stories. Robbie had an incredible talent for cheering people up and was so supportive, always providing a listening ear and some solid advice. Even during lockdown, Robbie dedicated his time to volunteering to help other people, which is testament to his selfless nature. I’m extremely proud to be involved with R World to continue helping others, as he loved to do throughout his life, to continue Robbie’s legacy and make him proud.
Erin Quigley
Trustee
Robbie was one of my closest friends. Ever since we first met at the University of Nottingham in our first year, he was a constant source of laughter in my life. He was the one person I knew I could turn to if I needed advice, and I thought he would be in my life forever. His loss has left such a big hole in mine and so many other people’s lives, but I know he would be so proud of everything R World have achieved so far with promoting positive mental health and trying to destigmatise these conversations. His passion for adventure and helping others is also being fostered through our work with the amazing High Five Club; I wish he was here to see how much of an impact his life had on others. I think about him and miss him every day but I am honoured to be part of continuing his legacy, and I hope we can do him justice.
Connor Bundock
Founding member
Jack Reed
Founding member
Charlie Song-Smith
Founding member
Katy Conlon
Founding member
Will Clements
Natasha Curtis
Founding member
Henna Aietan
Founding member
Nicholas Demetriou
Founding member
Elliot Stewart
Founding member