Canterbury to Tbilisi by bike

In August 2021, I left the UK to cycle and work across Europe, with the target final destination being Tbilisi, Georgia. At the time of writing, I’m in Croatia. I’m still not as fit as Robbie was (nor will I ever be, the guy was a freak of nature), but we certainly share the same sense of wanderlust. I wanted to start this fundraiser last August, but was worried that I would chicken out and disappoint everyone who donated, mainly because the idea of cycling across Europe for months on end sounded scary at first. But now I know I […]

Urban Syndicate Sneaker Raffle

A huge thank you and shout out to @the_urban_syndicate who are running a competition raising money for R World. They are raffling a pair of these limited edition, exclusive LORENZ.OG sneakers. Each ticket costs £10 and can be bought on the Urban Syndicate Website, all of which is kindly being donated. The competition lasts until the end of this month, when a winner will be randomly selected on their instagram page. There is also a PayPal link in the link for any extra donations.💙#urbansyndicate #rworld https://linktr.ee/Theurbansyndicate?fbclid=IwAR2IEUHtWIErEsGPTVCSLi_v2IuEq-D4PpxLJtSQx-U5tq7KJP9auz6IftI

Robbie’s book of poems now in print! Donations will help save the environment – 25 trees to be planted to mark his 25th birthday

The Deeds Tree and other poems. One of Robbie’s goals in lockdown was to write a compendium of poems and his book ‘The Deeds Tree and other poems’ has now gone to print with 50 hardback copies ordered. All donations will go towards planting 25 trees (native to the country) in places which were important to him. We hope that we can arrange this in Sri Lanka, Africa, India and Nepal as well as Wales and various places in England. This will be done a year either side of his 25th birthday in November 2022, and I know he would […]

CurTACHE challenge has raised an amazing £825!

Thanks to everyone’s generous donations, R World’s #curTACHEchallenge has raised an incredible £825 to support mental health services. 💪🏻🕺🏻 Massive thanks to all the lads who volunteered to get involved! November is mens health awareness month. Globally, on average, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day. It’s vitally important that we create a safe environment for everyone to feel able to openly talk about their mental health without any stigma involved. This is why R World funds first aid for mental health instructor training within schools and universities. With your help, our foundation is helping to break […]

The CurTache Challenge

The CurTACHE Challenge! Taking inspiration from the brilliant Movember campaign, we have been approached by one of Robbie’s friends @jacobrumley who is keen to get involved in raising money for R World this November. In honour of this, the CurTACHE Challenge has been created! If you would also like to grow a ‘Tache for R World this November please let us know! Or if you would like to donate to this worthy cause go to: https://www.rworld.org.uk/donate-to-curtache-challenge/ Time to throw those razors away!💙 #curTACHEchallenge Pictures to be uploaded here !

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 […]

£25,868 raised by the 8 December 2021)

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 £10,028  – TOTAL FUNDS ON 15/10/2021 (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   At the end of August 2020, just a week after Robbie disappeared from […]

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 […]