Robin Goodchild – As ‘Hoodie’ in Casualty BBC 1

Robin Goodchild – As ‘Hoodie’ in Casualty BBC 1 8.25pm-9.15pm Saturday 28th March

Dear Family and Friends of Robin Goodchild,

I am writing to inform you all that the last acting job Robin did whilst still with us is being aired this Saturday 28th March on BBC1 at 8.25pm-9.15pm If you can’t wait until then there is a very short preview at: but he is in it!!!

Today the new issue of The Radio Times has come out and his name is in print so I would ask you all to please buy one as something else to remember my wonderful and most talented big brother by! Sending you all lots of love and strength and also please forgive me for still not replying to letters to those of you who have written recently but I will do soon!

Love from Rosie G.

PS. For those of you who don’t know Robin is also appearing in a film called CITY RATS which is being previewed on April 24th in London! So, although the last thing he did was Casualty he will actually be known as Keith on City Rats!!!!!!!!

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Dear friends and family of Robin Goodchild,

Thanks to all of you that turned up on the 24th of January 2009 for Robin’s funeral and the celebration of his life and to all of you who joined with us in Australia, American, Spain, London, France and elsewhere with your own thoughts and ceremonies. 

We’ve set up this blog to link all of you up as a central point of contact for news and information about Robin’s Memorial Trust and to share your fond memories and stories about the way he touched your lives, plus any ideas you may have and ways to contribute.

Please feel free to contact  Rosie Goodchild or Paul Goodchild 

Please send poems, pictures, recordings or anything that you wish to be posted to Lorna Gatherer Ford

Currently a CD of Robin’s early poetry is available – via Lorna, Emma is transcribing all of Robin’s known poetry, Robin Collins is burning a CD of all recordings and an initial meeting of key friends of Robin’s Trust will be held in London next week.

This is your and our space to share and we welcome your contributions. Thanks and love from Lizzie, Rosie and Paul.

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Robin Goodchild Memorial Trust

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your overwhelming support that has sustained us through the tragic loss of our son Robin Goodchild. The incredible number of messages, memories, anecdotes and expressions of love that have been mirrored back to us from those of you who knew Robin has been a revelation. His life and light truly touched a great number of souls. We believe that this shared grief and love can and should be translated into a tangible memory of Robin’s power for the good.

Accordingly, an inner group of friends and family have decided to establish a Robin Goodchild Memorial Trust (aka Robin’s Retreat) to raise funds with the ultimate aim of purchasing a building in a countryside setting to establish a place for young people to visit and escape the pressures of inner city life. Our short term aim would be to involve ourselves with existing charities and organizations working with young people suffering depression and stress. We have already sent an outline proposal to Bristol City Council for the use of a local building as a low-budget hostel for performing arts students. A choice of nurturing and reflective activities would be available, as Robin would have said,to enjoy the cool, calm countryside and find inner peace.

There are many amongst us who have the appropriate skills and vision to make this happen. We have already received practical offers of help, the most touching being a copy of a CD of Robin reading his early poetry, which a group of friends have decided to distribute to raise funds. There is a large corpus of his work which has yet to be seen and edited. Others are already taking practical steps to establish the financial structure to support our aims. Others are arranging fundraising events. We have already invited people to write their fondest/funniest memories of Robin and these are being collected and collated by his sister Rosanna.

If you are interested in joining with us with whatever you may have to offer then you can contact us initially through Robin Goodchild’s Facebook under the title Robin’s Trust of by contacting his sister, Rosie

In the near future we will publish full details of the aims and objectives of the Trust with its own website

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Robin Goodchild Memorial Fund CD


My name is Micci Gorrod & Robin was a friend of mine through the National Youth Theatre. We all know what an amazingly talented guy he was and a truly inspirational friend & it seems that I have a rare recording of Robin performing some of his earlier poetry. I sent a copy to his family & they have given me their conesnt to try & raise some … Read Moremoney for Robin’s Memorial Fund by suggesting a minimum donation of £5 for anyone who would like a copy. 

There are 15 poems performed by Robin on the CD including ‘Living in Lines’ which was in our NYT show ‘2:18 Underground’. I am suggesting a minimum donation of £5 per cd so if you would like a copy please could you send a cheque with your donation made payable to The Robin Goodchild Memorial Fund and one to Micci Gorrod, for £1 to cover postage and packaging to:

27 Bedford Road
East Finchley
N2 9DB

We are soon to be setting up a shop but in the meantime please just email Micci Gorrod

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