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Vogue4Robin: charity dance fundraiser goes global

Hannah Martin, who was Robins girlfriend, with the map showing all the countries involved in the vogue fundraiser

Hannah Martin, who was Robins girlfriend, with the map showing all the countries involved in the vogue fundraiser

Hundreds of people all over the world have been striking a pose in memory of much-loved Rugby man Robin Lal.

His mother Chris and girlfriend Hannah Martin wanted to do something to mark what would have been Robin’s 26th birthday on Monday.

Robin’s family have been raising funds for three charities since he died of a brain tumour in 2012.

“He was a big fan of doing the pose from Madonna’s Vogue video,” said Hannah.

“So we asked everyone to post a picture of themselves striking a pose on Facebook.”

She said it’s been a “brilliant” start to the project with supporters from Saudia Arabia, Dubai, America, Cuba and Malaysia.

Hannah, who lives in Rugby, said it was moving seeing so many people all over the world getting behind the fundraiser. Hundreds have posted their vogues on Facebook and Twitter from all across the world. People from more than 20 countries have taken part.

Money is being raised for the Brain Tumour Charity, Myton Hospice and the Willow Foundation, which each personally helped Robin and his family.

“What has been so lovely is seeing the joy that Rob brought to our lives, spread to others too,” said Hannah.

“We are so incredibly grateful for all the support at 4Robin Charity Fundraising received and hope to see the vogues keep rolling in.”

Robin’s mum said her son had so many qualities and a great sense of humour.

Chris, of Wentworth Road, Bilton, said: “I laughed at the funny vogues and I know Rob would love what we’re doing.

“We would like to encourage everyone to keep vogueing.”

To take part or for more information, visit Vogue 4 Robin on Facebook or search for #Vogue4Robin on Twitter.

Visit www.justgiving.com/robin17 to donate.

See the print edition of the Advertiser for some of the vogue pictures.

 

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