Robert is a retired barrister, having practised for 45 years in personal injury, divorce and children’s work. In 1998 he became a trustee of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust, which ran a hospital and clinics providing free treatment to the c.500,000 surviving victims of the Gas Tragedy of 1984, the worst industrial disaster in history. This took him to India more than 75 times in 15 years. During one visit he met Sam Singh, visited the school and became a lifelong supporter. In retirement he runs 2 cricket clubs, and plays both cricket and golf. He is also involved with another charity Cricket Builds Hope, which uses cricket, and the spirit of the game, as a tool for positive social change in Rwanda, which is still recovering from the genocide of 1994.