Robin taught Maths at RGS between 1953-1994, but is probably as well known for his leadership of the 16th Reigate Sea Scouts. Indeed, generations of students remember with great affection the many camping trips, journeys made in the precarious old school bus, and time on the water in the sailing boat, dubbed ‘The Tub’.
When asked once, “What has driven the high-level of activity for over 40 years?”, his answer was simple, “I want to help boys.” Robin’s teaching went beyond the classroom and his devotion to RGS knew no bounds.
Robin sadly passed away in 2020, shortly after turning 91. He inspired generations of students and many remember him with great affection and respect. To honour this fine Reigatian and to provide a lasting legacy in his name, the RGS Foundation, in collaboration with the Bligh family, have established the Robin Bligh Bursary Fund to provide disadvantaged children from the local area a life-changing education at Reigate Grammar School.
We welcome your advocacy and hope you will join others who have already pledged their generous support for the fund to ensure we will always have a Robin Bligh Scholar at RGS.
“Many of us old scouts will feel a huge debt of gratitude for the influence that Robin had on our lives, lessons of leadership, teamwork, self-reliance, yes even survival.”
Michael Jackson (RGS 1959-1966)
“Being in the Scouts was a large part of my life at the School. It gave me a wide range of things to do and, looking back, on how to cope with them. This is something I should like to commemorate by giving my support to the Robin Bligh Bursary Fund to give poor children from the local community access to such opportunities.”
Ian Whiteman (RGS 1953-1961)
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We welcome your gifts, no matter how large or small. We encourage supporters to give regularly (monthly, quarterly, or annually), though we are thankful for single cash gift donations.