- Robin is a Chartered Surveyor and has been a SPAB member since the early 1990s.
- Previous work includes repairs for The National Trust at Dunster Castle and repairs of scheduled ancient monuments for Exmoor National Park Authority on Exmoor.
- My chief interests are historic plain glass, traditional carpentry repairs, limestone conservation and lime burning in South West England.
Having lived in Somerset for the last few years I have recently emigrated to New Zealand with my family to start work in a conservation practice on South Island.
Why do I want to raise money for the Trust?
Simply put, I see the scholarship as the single greatest opportunity available to building professionals to learn in nine months substantially more about the care of historic buildings than most will learn in a lifetime. To anyone with a passion and enthusiasm for the conservation of our cultural heritage a place on the scholarship has no equal.
The biggest regret of my professional life is that I let the opportunity pass me by!
However, I hope that I can help the future funding of the scholarship and encourage others to make the most of their love of historic buildings.
What I am aiming to do
I intend to compete in a minimum of four events between 2008 and the end of 2011. I have completed the following running events
The Gower Peninsular Coastal Trail Marathon on 06 December 2008.
- The Portland Bill Coastal Trail Marathon on 31 January 2009.
- The Bath Half-Marathon (13.1 mile run) in March 2009.
Once we are settled in New Zealand I will think about entering:
- The Challenge Wanaka Triathlon in 2011.
- Speight’s Coast to Coast in 2011.
All the this depends upon my entries being accepted – if not, I will aim to find substitutes.
Robin has set up a sponsorship page on justgiving.com.