Robbie’s field

As part of our ongoing work in Malawi with the High Five Club & the Brown Munthali Foundation, during May we funded the planting of 20 trees. The school children enjoyed helping out with planting as it’s currently rainy season in Malawi. The area is known as ‘Robbie’s Field’ in his honour. We look forward to continuing our international development charity work in Africa and will keep you posted with all our updates! Your donations make all of our work possible, so as always – thanks a million for your continued support and generosity 💙

R World in Malawi!

When R World was created, we were very pleased to form a partnership with the High Five Club (H5C), a small charity which works hand in hand with impoverished communities living in wildlife areas of Africa. (See our development section for more information about the H5C). We know that by working with the H5C, all money donated will go straight to those in need. This year we were aiming to provide a bursary to a Nottingham University Masters Degree student to carry out some dissertation research in Zambia, however due to the COVID situation, this has not been possible to […]

BBC South East interviews R World

As today marks one year since we launched R World in memory of our friend Robbie Curtis, we would like to thank everyone who has been apart of this journey. We are excited to see where the next year takes us, and hope to continue to spread awareness about the importance of opening up the conversation surrounding mental health issues. Robbie would be so proud of everything we have achieved so far💙 https://www.facebook.com/RWorldFoundation/videos/974450439870645

University Mental Health Day video (what we offer and testimonials)

Today (3 March 2022) is University Mental Health Day, drawing much needed attention to the well-being of higher education students. Many students suffer in silence and fail to get the care they need. That’s why R World aims to break the stigma around talking about mental illness by offering funded training in first aid for mental health for teachers and lecturers to increase access to support in education. Watch this 10 minute video to learn more about what we offer and visit our website if you’d like to sign up! 💙

Memorial Prize for contribution to geography

In 2019, Robbie achieved a first class honours degree in human geography from the University of Nottingham and his dissertation Urban Immersion in Edinburgh and Copenhagen: Re-imagining the Tourist’s ‘Sense of Place‘ was also awarded a distinction. To commemorate Robbie’s contribution to geography at the University of Nottingham, in 2020 the Robbie Curtis memorial prize for the best dissertation in human geography was created. This year we have our first prize recipient Jane Astbury who is a very worthy winner having been awarded a mark of 87% for her dissertation. Here is a message from Jane : My name is […]

£27,282 donated by the 14 March 2022)

Fundraising story so far £3,532 – DONATED TO THE SAMARITANS (not included in the R World total) £7,975 –  DONATED TO R WORLD THROUGH OUR JUST GIVING WEBSITE £10,263  – TOTAL FUNDS ON 14/03/2022 (This includes £610 raised by the King’s School as part of #Reps4Robbie and the ‘Just Geogging’ Fundraiser) £4,306  – King’s School #Reps4Robbie fundraiser  £376     – Gillingham Anchorians Junior Hockey Club £800     – The Canon’s Primary School, Bedworth £1,558   – Karnival, Nottingham University’s Student Union £825      – CurTACHE Challenge £505       – Gus’ cycle ride £500        -GMVKR Trust   […]

R World in Africa

In partnership with the High Five Club   Robbie’s ambition was to start his career in Africa having just been awarded a scholarship to study a prestigious Master’s degree at Sussex University in ‘Development, Policy and Environment’. His interest in environmental matters was evident from an early age and there is no doubt that he would have thrown himself into the course in typical Robbie fashion in the same enthusiastic way he tackled everything. Sadly this wasn’t to be, but R World has taken over the reins to continue his wish to make a difference in African communities which will […]

Six teachers/lecturers are now trained with a further two funded and signed up for training !

Our sixth teacher/lecturer has completed the First Aid for Mental Health Instructor training course! Trained teachers/lecturers  Simon Langton School for Boys, Canterbury Queen Elizabeth School, Faversham University of Nottingham Dane Court, Broadstairs Nottingham Academy Gillingham Anchorians Juniors Universities funded with training pending University of Sheffield University of Sussex