Latest News and Events

Inspirational Award News – Warwick

7th April 2019

Warwick and his partner Jodie keep us entertained with their latest blog:-  

Scholarship news – Elodie

26th March 2019

Elodie recently had a fantastic experience playing a little-known modern violin concerto by the Latvian composer Peteris Vasks called 'Distant Light' with Edinburgh University's String Orchestra! She said "It was my first time playing a full concerto with orchestra and...

Inspirational Award update – Lewis

12th March 2019

Lewis recently entered into the Evo Cup, even though he was told it was a much higher level than he currently was.  The organisers thought he would gain benefit from the  experience of following the more experienced drivers.   His mum,...

The Essex Police Choir choose DRF as a Charity of the Year

CHOIR CHOOSES LOCAL CHARITIES   Having last year raised money for Colchester Cancer Centre Campaign and SSAFA, Essex Police Choir, as part of their 30th Anniversary celebrations, have chosen two smaller, local charities to support in 2019.   The David...

Arise Sir Alastair

26th February 2019

Congratulations to Cooky. Whilst recognised primarily for his exploits with a cricket bat it is also reward for how he has carried himself as a man. Many have to crack a few eggs to get to the top in any...


23rd February 2019

It is traditional for news of new DRF Scholarships and Awards to be published on David’s birthday, and today, 23rd February, the Trustees are delighted to reveal that they have awarded three Inspirational Awards for 2019, in addition to the...

Scholarship news – Elodie

Elodie wrote to the Trustees recently to say "I've been having a really great time rehearsing chamber music with two lovely Accordion players on the Masters course at the Royal Academy! I'm performing four movements from a Suite in the...

Maldon Mud Race presentation

19th February 2019

The Maldon Mud Race Committee work hard all year round to ensure that the annual event is a success, raising lots of money for local charities in the process.  We are delighted to accept this cheque for £1250 and are...

Award for Scholar Jake

10th January 2019

DRF Scholar Jake Offiler has won the coverted Globe RC "Rower of the Year". Jake is now studying at university in Edinburgh where he is continuing his rowing development. Congratulations Jake - keep inspiring!  

Scholarship news – Elodie

29th December 2018

News reaches us that our scholar Elodie recently visited Mumbai.  She had the opportunity to lead the second violins of the Grand Philharmonic Orchestra.   What a marvellous experience. Elodie took our DRF Bears with her, and sent us some photos. ...

A Knighthood bestowed on our Patron

A fantastic acolade for a fantastic role model.  We are so proud of Sir Alastair.

Scholarship News – Elodie

10th November 2018

Elodie recently played Brahms at a fundraisers concert for Future Talent, and the venue was a beautiful ballroom inside the Lansdowne Club!  She said "I had several lovely comments from members of the audience about my tone, and at the...

DRF Christmas Cards now available

Once again we have two lovely designs to chose from.  Packs of ten, £3.75 each or three packs for £10.  Please email to order yours.

Scholarship news – Lewis

We've got lots to report on Lewis. October saw him compete in a double race and in the first one with only two minutes to go to the finish, Lewis lost out on his first podium finish and ended in 4th...

Scholarship awarded to Elodie Chousmer-Howelles

23rd October 2018

The trustees are delighted to announce the awarding of another scholarship. Our deserving recipient is Elodie Chousmer-Howelles, a 19 year old violinist from Chelmsford. In 2016, Elodie was announced as the new leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Great...

Go-karting at Buckmore Park – 16th October

30th September 2018

Ambassador, Steve Morris, is organising a go-karting event at Buckmore Park in Chatham, Kent raising funds for DRF. All welcome to come along and compete for the David Randall Trophy. Open to everyone   Please contact Steve on 07885 295966 if you...

Scholarship news – Lewis

Lewis' Mum has been in touch with news of another exciting race. He managed to qualify in 2nd place and when it came to the actual race Lewis spun out due to being clipped from behind which was such a...

Shawbrook Bank Quiz Night in aid of DRF – 17th October

Richard Howes, one of our Ambassadors, has been promoting DRF to his company Shawbrook Bank.  They host an annual charity quiz, and they have kindly agreed to make us this year's beneficiaries. The quiz night is on Wednesday 17 October...

Scholarship news – Lewis

6th September 2018

It was lovely to see Lewis and his family at this year's "Rock up for Randall." Lewis has had a busy summer.   July's race was cancelled on the night as the rain, thunder and lightning just wouldn't let up so...

Maldon Cricket Club’s Sue Thornett – Barnstaple Half Marathon

We are always grateful to hear of any fund-raising in our honour. Sue regularly plays for Maldon Cricket Club's Ladies Team, and she has decided to take on a half marathon challenge on 30th September.  Full details are shown on...

Scholarship news – Driver Development Award for Lewis

23rd August 2018

We are delighted to hear that Lewis attained 3rd place in the A Class Driver Development. Keep going Lewis.  We are immensely proud of you.

Scholarship news – silver in the World Junior Rowing Championships for Jake and his team

12th August 2018

Jake's journey continues.  He flew out to Racice in the Czech Republic a few days ago to prepare for the World Rowing Junior Championships over the weekend of 11th/12th August. Having been selected to represent GB in the quadruple sculls...

Scholarship news – Jake’s in Team GB!

22nd July 2018

Jake has qualified to represent Team GB in the World Junior Rowing Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic from August 8th-12th. An amazing achievement by Jake. We are so proud of him.  

Scholarship news – Lewis’ latest race

June saw Lewis compete in another competition, and in the last race Lewis attained grid position of 5th place!  His mum said "He kept a good battle going, only to just miss out and ended with 6th place overall, achieving...

Photos – East London Cabbies Outing to Maldon 2018

8th July 2018

Please copy and paste this link into your browser to experience this wonderful day in pictures  

Maldon Rotary Club donation

What fantastic ambassadors for the DRF the Maldon Rotary Club are.  Always on hand to help with events and fund-raising. They recently presented us with a cheque for £3000, which will enable us to provide yet more good days out...

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