A SHORT film telling the heart-rending story of Farnham schoolboy Robbie Keville and the charity set up in his name is being aired on national television as part of Channel 4’s Stand Up to Cancer appeal.
Robbie, a pupil at Edgeborough School, died from a brain tumour aged just 10 in February 2016, just five years after also losing his mum to cancer. Since then his family have continued raising money in his memory.
To-date ‘robbiesrally’, the charity Robbie set up prior to his death, has raised almost £300,000 to fund a new dedicated Robbie’s Rehab service for other young cancer patients based at Southampton General Hospital.
Robbie’s dad Mark gave an emotional account of his story for last year’s Stand Up to Cancer appeal and his short film has again been aired several times on Channel 4 this week, including a high profile slot during ‘The Last Leg’ last Friday, November 3.
Stand Up to Cancer has also launched a Text-to-Donate campaign specifically for robbiesrally, in which people can text ROBBIE to 70607 to donate £10 to the charity.