Designer's new creations will help raise funds to support injured young rugby player

Homeware designer Sophie Allport has unveiled a number of new creations to help a youngster seriously injured playing rugby.

Monday, 14th March 2016, 5:08 pm
Updated Monday, 14th March 2016, 5:09 pm
Jem and Sophie Allport supporting #teamgeorge

Businesswoman Sophie, of King Street Industrial Estate, Langtoft, hopes her new designs will add to the growing support for #teamgeorge through 2016.

Last July, George Robinson, who was 17, was injured playing rugby in South Africa on a Stamford School tour.

He incurred a serious spinal cord injury in a tackle and it is likely he will need long-term personal care and support.

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One of Sophie Allport's new creations for #teamgeorge

Sophie said: “As a mother of rugby playing boys we wanted to do as much as we could to help George and his family.

“We have come up with a number of initiatives to raise money for this brave young man in 2016.”

Her new sporty ‘Balls’ collection includes four fine bone china mugs covered in rugby, football, cricket, tennis and golf balls.

£1 will be donated for every mug sold from this range throughout 2016 and can be bought from the website - - or from the shop.

One of Sophie Allport's new creations for #teamgeorge

There are also a number of Sophie Allport employees tackling the ‘three peaks challenge’ on April 4 to raise money for #teamgeorge.

Donations can be made through their justgiving page at

Sophie said that all proceeds from the raffle, tea, coffee and cakes on the day of her annual sale will be donated to #teamgeorge.

The event will take on June 10 at the Langtoft shop.

#teamgeorge official merchandise can also be purchased from the Sophie Allport shop with all proceeds going to the charity.

Items include t-shirts, hats, water bottles and wrist bands.

Sophie added: “The Robinson family is positive in their outlook and confident, as is George, that he will continue to live a vibrant life and contribute to the full.

“After spending 37 days in a South African hospital and a further five weeks in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, George is now being rehabilitated in the Princess Royal Spinal Unit in Sheffield.