AQA/BSG fundraising in memory of Rob Heyes

In memory of Rob, our friend and colleague who worked alongside us at AQA in the BSG (IT) department based in Manchester.

Robert Heyes London Zoo

Rob taken at London Zoo during a BSG Team Day
Tuesday 28 April 2015

Two fund-raising events have been held in Rob’s memory, raising a combined total of £1608.50. Details of how this was achieved can be seen below.

July 2016

To mark the first anniversary of Rob’s passing, colleagues in BSG contributed to the creation of three magnificent chocolate hampers which we then raffled. We then got together for a ‘Chill and Chat’ where we bought cakes and made donations to C-R-Y. On the day we successfully raised £300.

December 2015

Rob was taken away from us suddenly and tragically in July 2015. His death has affected us all deeply and he is greatly missed. His partner Rachel is also a friend and colleague and it is hers and the families wish for donations to go to help reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac deaths by supporting CRY’s screening programme in the local community. We fully support this and hope our donation will help.

Rob’s colleagues in BSG raised the money by organising two events, a ‘Rob themed’ quiz featuring questions on the Muppets, Dr Who and Star Wars to name a few (all topics that Rob enjoyed and he would have giggled – in only the way Rob can – by the ‘challenges’ surrounding the answers on the question about the 12 doctors!) along with a bake sale which raised £536 and a Christmas hamper raffle which contributed a further £772.50. Colleagues throughout AQA were marvellous in their support which brought our total raised to £1308.50.

Although Rob wasn’t the most vocal member of our team he was an active member of BSG’s social group and he would have been instrumental in the organisation of BSG social and fund-raising events. His technical wizardry in designing and presenting the quizzes along with his imagination and commitment are missed.

Rob is irreplaceable within our hearts and within our team. Our thoughts and prayers remain with Rachel, Evie and the rest of the family.