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In Memory of Cyrille Regis

Raising money in memory of Cyrille Regis for Jason Roberts Foundation because he was a trustee and mentor for young people

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Jason Roberts Foundation

We offer sports, mentoring & training to support, celebrate and respect young ppl

Charity Registration No. 1118887

Story

The late, great Cyrille Regis was born in French Guiana on 9 February 1958, but just four years later moved to England, spending his childhood growing up on the Stonebridge estate in Harlesden - a place that remained close to his heart until he sadly passed away suddenly on 14 January 1959, aged 59.

A trailblazer on the pitch, Regis had a long and successful professional career spanning 19 years - notching 158 league goals in 614 league appearances - catching the eye most at West Bromwich Albion where he remains a club legend, while also winning major silverware in the shape of the FA Cup with Coventry City in 1987.

He also played for Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers, and was capped five times by England.

Cyrille was a mentor on and off the pitch, but one of his biggest passions was his charity work - in particular with his role as a trustee for his nephew's charity, the Jason Roberts Foundation, which was founded back in 2007. Cyrille was very much at the forefront of the foundation's work, both in the UK and Grenada, and only recently visited the Pavilion, the foundation's base, before his untimely death two weeks ago.

His passion and infectious smile will most certainly not be forgotten.

Please donate here to continue to honour Cyrille's legacy and the mentoring programme we have at the Jason Roberts Foundation.


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