The Charlie Froud Foundation is a charity set up to raise money in support of search and rescue services and other good causes.

About the Charlie Foundation

The Trust has been set up to keep Charlie’s memory alive in a positive way by supporting causes that would mean a lot to him and who certainly need our support!

The Mountain Rescue Services

What can be said about the teams of volunteer rescue services (The Glen of Imaal Rescue Services,The Mountain of Mourne Rescue Services and the Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Services) who risked their lives to find Charlie, Ayman, Margaret and Sharif?

  • They are the most incredible people who regularly give up their time to help others.
  • They receive no personal reward and rely heavily on donations to maintain equipment and buy essential supplies.
  • They educate visitors to the dangers of this beautiful area of Ireland in order to prevent accidents.
  • They save lives!

Children’s Hospice South West

Help us to help Children’s Hospice South West to build precious memories for families whose children are living with life-limiting or life threatening conditions.

They rely on the generosity and efforts of people like you to help them to deliver their promise to ‘make the most of short and precious lives across the South West’

Children’s Hospice South West now has a chain of children’s hospices coveringCornwall,Plymouth,Torbay,Devon,Somerset,North Somerset,Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset andSouth Gloucestershire.

Please help us to help this worthy cause and to make things just a little bit better if we can!

Marlwood School

Charlie and Ayman were both pupils of Marlwood School in Alveston, South Gloucestershire. Margaret was also a key member of the PTA, tirelessly fundraising on behalf of the school.

When they all died, the Head Teacher Keith Geary, the Deputy Head, Caroline Page and their team, worked with sympathy and compassion to ensure that both families and all the young people and staff who knew Charlie and Ayman, were able to grieve but also, most importantly, to celebrate their lives. A memorial service was held for them just before Christmas 2008 and was an uplifting experience for all who attended. It included music and laughter with Teachers and Friends of the boys recalling many happy memories they had with them.

In the quadrant, where many pupils congregate at break times, the school have planted two trees and have placed circular benches around them so they can be enjoyed by all in the spirit of friendship.  The Charlie Froud Foundation is hoping to be able to contribute significantly to this worthwhile and benefit many of the pupils.