Robbie Anderson Cancer Trust

Supporting young people affected by cancer

British & Irish Lions Captain is supporting Robbie’s Rugby Festival

Shortly after stepping off the pitch at Eden Park in Auckland, where the British and Irish Lions held a draw against world champions New Zealand, Captain Sam Warburton recorded the following video in support of RRF2017. A big thank you to Sam for his support! What a morning watching @lionsofficial & then we get this video from the wonderful @samwarburton_ straight after the match! HUGE THANKS!!! — RRF2017 (@RRF2017) July 8, 2017    

Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2017

Robbie’s Rugby Festival is an exciting charity event that raises life changing funds for The Robbie Anderson Cancer Trust and The Jake McCarthy Foundation. Now in its ninth year, the event has become a permanent fixture in the calendar for so many. Curated by a group of old school friends back in 2009 as an old boys reunion match, RRF is now the largest 10s rugby tournament in the Midlands attracting 30 teams and on average two thousand spectators. The vision for Robbie’s Rugby Festival is to create an atmospheric, unforgettable, inspiring event that leaves a legacy to be remembered by uniting local communities, businesses, and teams from across […]

New Scanning Equipment for Ward 27

Robbie Anderson Cancer Trust recently provided funding for further imaging capability at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Ward 27 received a £6,000 bladder scanner, and a £10,000 cannula scanner as a result of the generous donations to Robbie’s Charity. We’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to help provide this much needed equipment.

Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2016

#RRF2016! We are so excited to have Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2016 taking place on July 16th 2016 at Loughborough Grammar School. The biggest 10’s Tournament in the midlands raising money for two amazing charities. For more information visit Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2016 

Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2015

Its back for 2015! A festival of rugby, music and food with a twist. This year the event once again is in memory of two charismatic people who lost their lives to cancer at a young age. Click on the link here to find out more!

Francesca Mattioli’s Ironman Triathlon

Francesca Mattioli Completes the World’s Hardest Ironman Triathlon A HUGE well done to Francesca for completing the worlds hardest and most gruelling Ironman competitions, the famous X triathlon. A 2.5 mile swim in the Wasdale lake, a 118 mile Fred Whitton bike ride followed by a marathon up Scafell Pike. It is truly an unbelievable achievement to complete such a momentous competition and all in the name of Robbie. Please take your time to look at her JustGiving page here.

Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2014

Another spectacular event, please come and show support for this amazing tournament. Visit for more information.  

Bryony’s Fund Raising Run

Life long friend of Robbie’s, Bryony Haggart, is celebrating her 21st birthday by a chairty run for The Robbie Anderson Cancer Trust and for The Lucy Bluebird Cancer Trust. Please support her by visiting Bryony will be running 13miles starting from Robbies favourite place in Leicestershire, Market Bosworth Water Park and then finish at Lucy’s favourite place on the 4th May 2014.

Robbie’s Rugby Festival 2013

In Aid of The Robbie Anderson Cancer Trust & The Jake McCarthy Foundation   Why do we do it? Both Robbie Anderson and Jake McCarthy lost their lives tragically at a very young age. Both charismatic, out going, fun loving people to be around, they separately fought their individual battles. We therefore hold a day of celebration in their name and to raise funds for their individual charities that use their memory to help others. Robbie at the age of just 12 years old was tragically diagnosed with Angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, which was terminal. During his 15 […]