Latest News and Events

DRF Christmas Cards now available

10th November 2018

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...

DRF are one of three charities to benefit from Nathan’s Extravaganza

26th June 2018

We are eternally grateful to anyone who fundraises on our behalf, and this is no exception. Thanks go to Nathan's family for their continued support. Find out more here.

Do you live on the Maldon Taxi Day parade route? We need your help.

We have an unbelievable 100 London Cabbie Drivers who have donated a day to bring nearly 200 underprivileged and disabled East London children to Maldon in Essex for a day they will never forget. We have a fantastic day planned...

Scholarship news – Jake wins Gold!

10th June 2018

Massive congratulations to Jake who won gold recently for Great Britain at the European Junior Rowing Championships in France in the double sculls.  He and teamate James Cartwright are European Champions.  We are extremely proud of you Jake.

Woodham Walter Primary School’s “Inspirational Day”

What a fantastic example this sets to young children. Educating them about role models whilst supporting a local charity.  We are delighted that you chose the DRF for this experience, and appreciate your fund-raising efforts. The children of Woodham Walter...

Scholarship news – Lewis

We caught up with his mum and she said "I can't put into words how much he is enjoying this and he is looking forward to receiving a drivers club jacket which everyone gets when they are in the Championship....

Maldon Mud Race

A fantastic event supporting local charities. It takes substantial dedication to put this event on year on year, and we are grateful to the Maldon Mud Race organising committee for their continued support.

Photos from Nathan’s Charity Ball

10th May 2018

Three of our Trustees, Sue, Sarah and Andrew, attended Nathan's Ball along with some Ambassadors.  They were delighted to have been able to share Nathan's 21st birthday celebrations.  Thanks to Nathan and his family for inviting the DRF.  

Rowing scholar Jake wins bronze!

9th May 2018

We are very proud of Jake.  He represented Great Britain in Munich at the weekend, and he and his teammates won bronze in the quad rowing.  Jake is third from the right in the top photo.  

News on our scholar Lewis

28th April 2018

Lewis recently competed in first karting championship and we've received this report from his mum. "In the qualifying race Lewis secured himself 6th place out of 12 on the grid which was brilliant and he was really pleased for himself....

Date for your diary – East London Cabbies Outing to Maldon – 4th July 2018

16th April 2018

The DRF is delighted to be associated with this fantastic event, now in its 65th year. It is anticipated that around 80 East London cabbies will donate their time free of charge and drive underprivileged and disabled children to Maldon...

Our other 2018 Scholar – Jake – makes the GB squad!

We are excited to learn that Jake has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Munich Junior Regatta on 5th/6th May 2018.

Meet our 2018 Scholar – Lewis

We would like to wish Lewis all the best with his go-karting this year.  We will follow his endeavours and keep you updated.

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