By Isha Sesay • 27 December 2019 • 11:22
Robert Winsor has died after suffering from a long illness. Credit: The Robert Winsor Charity Golf Tournaments.
Robert Winsor, a renowned British businessman and philanthropist, has sadly died at the age of 79 at his home in Mallorca, Spain, after suffering from a long illness.
Awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth in 2013 for his services to disabled children in Mallorca and the United Kingdom, Winsor dedicated his life to helping the most disadvantaged groups in society.
The businessman was best known on the island for launching ‘The Robert Winsor Charity Golf Tournaments’ at the Royal Bendinat Golf Club, where he was able to draw the support of British celebrities such as Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell, Jimmy Hill, Lance Percival and the late Kenny Lynch.
The tournaments grew to be one of the biggest fundraising events in Europe, where the substantial amounts of money raised changed the lives of hundreds of underprivileged children.
Robert Winsor receiving his MBE in 2013. Credit: Archive.
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I was Roberts first employee I was 15 and he was 20 and just started his business in stoke newington he lived at his parents pub the rose and crown, we worked together in a 200 square ft shop , I remember as though it was yesterday, he taught me the wire display business , I worked with him for 3 years and was production manager at 18, I went onto my own business, living now in Canada I was able to discover him all over again on the internet by chance, his golf charities and so forth my last contact was when he married Maria and he sent me his wedding pictures, I had no idea Robert died over a year ago and it is a sad day for me today as I remember a lot of great things in just those first early years of his business and those 3 years as a boy really, learning so much from him, so much fun stuff, his tradeing his first sports car a triumph TR3 for an E type Jaguar, trading that 2 years later for an Aston Martin DB4 the james bond car, driving to his boat in Chichester on summer weekends, his disco club he opened above his parents pub named the Whip,the Beaatles were just blooming, I remember it all ,it was wonderful, Im 74 myself now, Im convinced we will meet again some day, hopefully not to soon
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