Robin loved football, having played since he was seven years old in teams including Oakridge Baptist Church, Union Baptist, Hithercroft Under 16's whilst still only 14, and ultimately captaining the 2nd XI at Sir William Borlase's Grammar School in the Upper Sixth, an honour and challenge he accepted with relish and characteristic enthusiasm. His leadership qualities and strong team approach brought him both respect and accolades from his fellow players.
His other passion in life was writing and he contributed to the school magazine and the Wycombe Wanderers fanzine on a number of occassions, and worked at the Maidenhead Advertiser for his work experience placement at 16, covering the front page news story as well as articles and photos captions inside the paper. This experience strengthened his resolve to pursue a career in jounalism and he's just completed a two week summer school at Bournemouth University, where he had been accepted for a multi media journalism course in October. A bright future was ahead of Robin but was so tragically taken away in this terrible accident.
Robin was an exceptional young man and a devoted son and loving brother to his sister Vala.
12th April 2008
In loving memory of Robin, John, Michele, Chris and Zoe Dear Robin I never met you but yours was the first name I clicked on when I visited the Trees for Life site. I felt so sorry that such a promising young man had died in his prime that I wanted to add a tree to your grove. I'm sure it is a beautiful place. With love from Mary Robin was the kindest, most caring person I have ever and will ever meet.
Donated by John, Michele, Chris and Zoe, Mary, and Matthew Johnson
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