George was diagnosed with a brain tumor in October 2008. He underwent 48 weeks of grueling chemotherapy as part of his treatment however with his positive attitude and his caring nature he kept on noticing that other children were 'more poorly' than himself and became determined to help them. Since then, on his own road to recovery he has raised £50,000 for Candlelighters a local cancer charity. He is a cheerful, enthusiastic and determined young man who inspires all he meets. His own personal challenge was to be able to play Rugby again despite doctors explaining that this was unlikely. He returned to Rugby last year, despite having to play in a team two years younger. This achievement is testament to a remarkable young man who has battled this illness with constant bravery. Sport was his own motivation and kept his hope alive, now through his charity work he gives others similar hope.