The Louis Ross Foundation has been established to help young people facing difficulties and to remember and reflect Louis’s compassion and kindness and his ability to unite people through friendship.

The foundation is broad in its aims but specifically focuses on helping young people by providing grants and services.

Causes we have so far supported include: the Sleepsafe charity for homeless people, based in Boscombe; Poole Young Carers Charity; Beaucroft Foundation School in Wimborne; the Elizabeth Foundation; Mosaic; Stanley’s HydroHouse; a transport bursary for a Poole teenager; Make-A-Wish; Poole-based Diverse Abilities’ Coping with CHAOS and Langside School; Wagtails Swimming Club in Wimborne; The Bus Shelter Dorset; Horserenity in Spetisbury; Ashley’s Birthday Bank; and Downton4Family.

As well as supporting these, we hope to support other worthwhile causes in the future.

Langside School
£1876 GIFTED

Langside is a charity run special school in Poole for pupils aged 2 to 19 with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex medical needs. With music a very useful tool as it reaches all the children, we are pleased to be donating £1,876 to be funding the new Outdoor Musical Garden. »

Beaucroft School
£1000 GIFTED

Having previously funded new purpose built playground equipment, we are now pleased to be helping to fund the school's Disneyland Trip. This will see 22 pupils, supported by 8 adults have the trip of a lifetime in April 2018. »

Cream Teas & Cakes
August 12, 2018

Do please drop in to John & Penny's lovely Ashley Wood House, Tarrant Keyneston for tea on the lawn. There will be a raffle, tombola and 'Sale Table'. Plenty of parking available.


Summer Party Night
July 07, 2018

Drink, dance to the sounds of the 70s and 80s and be marquee-merry in the beautiful grounds at Castle Court School. Enjoy a hog roast and a complimentary drink. Bar available and plenty of secure parking. Tickets at just £15 per head are available from