Latest News and Events

Defibrillator Installation Project

4th April 2023

The DRF Trustees conceived an idea in the spring of 2022 to identify potential sites for defibrillators in and around the Maldon district, source and buy the units, and arrange for the installations as part of a community wide project. ...

ANNOUNCEMENT – Scholarships and Inspirational Awards for 2023

23rd February 2023

As is traditional on David's birthday, the DRF are pleased to make the following awards for 2023:- Scholarship Marcus Thornton - Power Lifter Last year Marcus was awarded an Inspirational Award, and following his success in becoming the 2022 Under...

Batting/Bowling Session hosted by Cooky and Nick Brown

21st February 2023

A select few recently had the opportunity of attending a batting and bowling session run by Cooky and Nick Browne at the Essex County Cricket Ground. A great time was had by all, and even Cooky and Nick entered into...

2023 Scholarships/Inspirational Award applications

19th October 2022

The DRF has supported many sporting and musical talents over the last ten years Applications are being taken from now until 31st December 2022 for Scholarships and Inspirational Awards for 2023. Do you know someone who could benefit from an...

DRF’s Got Talent winner Ruby

29th September 2022

We recently caught up with Ruby to gain some background on her singing career to date, and this is what she told us:- "Since the age of about three I have enjoyed singing and music. There is no particular artist...

News update on 2020 Scholar -Triathlete Joe Lane

2nd September 2022

Joe recently got in touch with the DRF with news of his achievements since he was awarded his scholarship back in 2020. "A few weeks ago, I competed in the National Biathlete championships and finished in third place successfully qualifying...

ANNOUNCEMENT – Winner – DRF’S Got Musical Talent

29th August 2022

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT We celebrated our 10th Anniversary with the launch of our competition                          "DRF's got Musical Talent" Our judging panel did not have an easy task of picking...

Defibrillator Installation

20th August 2022

The David Randall Foundation have today installed their first sponsored Automated External Defibrillator (AED) outside Costcutters on Maldon's Poets Estate in Dryden Close. Neil Foster, Trustee of the foundation said "2022 sees our tenth anniversary and to commemorate we have...

ANNOUNCEMENT – Inspirational Award – Ollie Edgington

15th August 2022

The DRF are pleased to announce that an Inspirational Award has been made to talented musician Ollie Edgington. Take a look at our Scholarships and Inspirational Awards tab for full details on Ollie's journey into the music industry, and you...

Inspirational Award News – Edeigh

4th August 2022

Edeigh, one of this year's Inspirational Awardees, is appearing in this weekend's High School Musical at the Palace Theatre, Southend. Go well Edeigh Proud of you.

U18 World Bench Press Champion 2022 – Marcus Thornton

2nd June 2022

Marcus went to Kazakhstan at the end of May and won!

Announcement – Inspirational Award

9th May 2022

The DRF are pleased to announce a further Inspirational Award to Marcus Thornton (Bench Presser), who is competing at the World Classic Bench Press Championships held in Kazakhstan at the end of this month. For further information on Marcus' career...

News of Edeigh’s achievements

News of Edeigh’s achievements

19th March 2022

On Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th February, Edeigh and her team from Complete Dance Studios competed in the heats of the UK National Championships. They came away with two group wins, both claiming 1st place and a place in the...

ANNOUNCEMENT – 2022 Inspirational Awards

ANNOUNCEMENT – 2022 Inspirational Awards

23rd February 2022

As is traditional, The DRF are delighted to announce on David's birthday who this year's Inspirational Awardees are:- Dominic Hoskin (Golfer), Marley Read (Golfer) and Edeigh Irvine (Dancer).  Please follow this link for details of their achievements so far and...

Applications for Scholarship and Inspirational Awards open until 31/12/2021

30th October 2021

The application window for 2022 Scholarships and Inspirational Awards is open between now and 31st December 2021. If you know of any young aspiring musicians or sportspeople in the Essex area who are being held back by financial constraints, please...

Save the Date – DRF Santa Fun Run

More details to follow.

DRF Charity Christmas Cards

DRF Charity Christmas Cards

With Christmas just 55 days away, it may be time to turn your thoughts to buying those cards. Once again our popular charity cards are on sale at £3.75 per pack of ten, or three packs for £10. Postage will...

Auction – Cooky’s England Tour dartboard

21st August 2021

  Sir Alastair Cook (patron of our charity) has donated this unique item for auction at our annual fundraiser on Sunday 29th August. It is his personal Unicorn Eclipse Pro dartboard together with travelling briefcase and Unicorn Dart mate that...

Collecting tins – Costcutter

3rd July 2021

Mustafa Demirci, owner of Costcutters in Dryden Close, Maldon, was one of the first local businesses to offer to take a DRF collecting tin when the charity first started back in 2013. We never cease to be amazed with the...

Caprice Concert featuring Elodie

25th May 2021

The DRF are delighted to hear that the Caprice Wind Orchestra is planning for post lockdown, and has penciled in Saturday 16th October 2021 as their first post-pandemic concert in Chelmsford Cathedral and, as part of the concert, one of...

2021 Inspirational Award – Michael Hartnett

7th March 2021

The DRF are delighted to announce that we have granted an Inspirational Award to nineteen year old Michael Hartnett. Michael is a member of the GB Squad for LD Tennis.  He is hoping to be selected for the four man...

ANNOUNCEMENT – 2021 Scholarship

23rd February 2021

As is traditional on David's birthday, the Trustees wish to announce that they are awarding the 2021 Scholarship to Jessica Edom, an aspiring opera singer. Jessica is 24 years old, and currently undertaking a two year masters degree at the...

2020 Virtual Santa Fun Run Warm Up

7th December 2020

Following the postponement of this year's DRF Santa Fun Run, Trustee and Entertainer, Jimmy Ainscough, felt the need to generate some Christmas spirit for our applicants, ambassadors and supporters. Jimmy traditionally leads the Santa Fun Run warm up session. So,...

Tiptree Road Runners donation

29th November 2020

The amazing Tiptree Road Runners held a virtual run back in October, and raised a fantastic £550 in aid of DRF.  We are grateful for their support in these challenging times.

Charity Christmas cards

Our popular charity Christmas cards are now available, with a new design this year. Still £3.75 for a pack of ten, or three packs for £10.  If you would like the packs posted to you, there will be an additional...

Paul J King and their Christmas stars

The DRF are honoured to be chosen yet again as the nominated Christmas charity by Paul J King.  This is fantastic news. They will once again be hanging stars in the window at their new premises on The Causeway in...

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