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In memory of Rob Percy

Born: 18/12/1968 - Passed away: 25/11/2016

On Saturday 22nd July 2017 two teams of intrepid cyclists will set out on a journey across East Anglia to commemorate the life, friendship and commitment of Rob Percy.  Rob was cruelly taken from us in November 2016 at the age of just 47.  Having bravely fought and beaten lymphoma a secondary pancreatic cancer proved too much.

Three of Rob’s childhood friends, Colin Taverner, Alex Gazzaniga and Robert Goldstone will set off from White Berries Farm on the Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire border, Rob’s home he shared with Victoria, on a 140 mile journey to Portman Road, the home of Rob's other 'beloved', Ipswich Town FC.

They will be joined en-route by three of Rob’s friends from the many years he spent working for Bedfordshire County Council Rights of Way Team, Stuart Harrison, Jon Balaam and Adam Maciejewski.  They will set off from Sandy, Bedfordshire to cycle the 80 miles to Ipswich.  The journeys being made reflect those Rob made so regularly as a season ticket holder since 1988 and as an Ipswich fan for over 40 years. 

The two teams will arrive at Portman Road together, finishing at the Bobby Robson statue.  The ‘Ride 4 Rob’ challenge will be raising money for 3 charities along the way: The Woodland Trust, Macmillan Cancer Research and the Bobby Robson Foundation (via the Newcastle NHS Charity).

Total donations: £2,722.00

The Harrison Family


£15.00 (+ £3.75 giftaid)

Congratulations Colin on a fantastic achievement!

Theo B


£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Well done to all involved, you can be very proud of your efforts in Rob's memory and in aid of some excellent causes!

Meal donation


£80.00 (+ £20.00 giftaid)

Friends at the Sandy send-off



Kind donations from all who supported the 'Sandy send-off' (22.7.17)

Sean Williams


£5.00 (+ £1.25 giftaid)

Well done to Colin and the team.




The Smiths



Well done Colin!



£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Great achievement for a great cause well done, the pickersgills x

Sinead Healey


£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Well done!

Julie Austin


£5.00 (+ £1.25 giftaid)


The amount raised above includes the total raised on linked pages where there is a common charity. To see what the charities which this 'Someone special' page supports have each raised from direct donations, see the charity totals below.


Macmillan Cancer Support
Total raised: £898.26

At Macmillan, we know cancer can affect everything. Your body, your relationships, your money, everything. But Macmillan is here to help people live life, no matter what. We give you the support you need to hold on to who you are and what’s import...

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity
Total raised: £898.26

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity incorporating the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation is the official charity for the Freeman Hospital. The charity enhances patient care, treatment and experience through a wide variety of grants supports ...

The Woodland Trust
Total raised: £925.48

Founded in 1972, the Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. Funds raised will go towards the ongoing appeal to dedicate part of Swineshead Wood in North Bedfordshire in Robs memory.

Colin Taverner

Total raised:
£105.00 (excl Gift Aid)


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