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; and Wagtails Swimming Club in Wimborne.

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. »

Burns Night Celebration
January 20, 2018

To be held at the magnificent and moody Shapwick Church, Dorset. Consisting of a traditional 3 course Scottish Burns Night dinner, kir royale on arrival, wine, whiskey, Scottish Dancing. Tickets, priced at 40 per head, are available from


Canford School Christmas Concert
December 14, 2017

We are grateful to Canford School, who will again make a collection for Louis' foundation at their 2017 Christmas Concert.