The Louis Ross Foundation was established in memory of the Canford School pupil whose life was tragically cut short aged 17 in a skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2015.
A Golf Day organised by the foundation was held on 7 June at Remedy Oak where 13 teams for four took part.
After the round there was a dinner at the club and alongside a raffle, there were a dozen auction lots to raise money for the foundation. Items on offer ranged from a week in a villa in Portugal to a Liverpool football shirt signed by the whole squad.
Canford School was delighted to contribute with sponsorship and people gave generously raising £13,000.
The foundation helps young people in difficulties and to remember and reflect on Louis’ compassion and kindness. A particular focus is providing grants and services to charities across Dorset which offer help for the homeless and children with autism, mental health and emotional resilience.
Phil Jack, Canford chaplain, commented, “I was proud to represent the school at this wonderful foundation event. Its success was due to the hard work of a large group of volunteers, led by Paul Barlow on behalf of the Ross family, and the amount raised was a fantastic sum.”
For more information about the Louis Ross Foundation visit www.louisross.org