The #teamgeorge campaign to raise money for injured Stamford teenager George Robinson is making waves across the area, but this week the message spread all the way to the southern hemisphere.
The campaign has been set up to help George, who was seriously hurt while playing ruugby for Stamford School in South Africa in July. A trust has also been set up to help his recovery, and trustee Gareth Evison made sure to take some #teamgeorge merchandise, including hats and T-shirts, with him when he and his family went to watch the England cricket team take on South Africa in Cape Town at the weekend.
And while England’s batsmen were busy breaking records on their way to a score of 629 for six, Gareth was able to get many of the players to pose for photos wearing the campaign logo. Among those to support #teamgeorge were Jonny Bairstow, who scored 150-not-out, and ex-player turned commentator Sir Geoffrey Boycott.
The Evisons were even interviewed by David “Bumble” Lloyd for Sky Sports, when they explained the story behind the campaign.
Gareth said: “The England players were absolutely fantastic with their time, having photos and signing T-shirts for #teamgeorge. The Sky Sports team were equally helpful...even Sir Geoffrey!”
To see more pictures of the players wearing #teamgeorge gear, go to www.twitter.com/GarethEvison40.