"The only way one can thrive, is when all thrive together"


We are a not-for-profit organisation promoting community participation in healthy activities  to improve mental and physical health.


We believe that we can make a significant positive impact to peoples’ lives, enhancing their physical and mental wellbeing and strengthening their community cohesion – we are determined to make a difference.

Whilst many people chase complex solutions to the challenge of achieving a fulfilling life, we believe in the relentless encouragement of fundamental human needs: spend more time together with your tribe, share in healthy activities and foster a sense of purpose.

We care, the three original founders of The Allegr Foundation all experienced grave challenges in their lives, it was the support from their community, the positive focus of healthy activity and the shared ambition generated by a sense of purpose that carried them through, lifted them up and in turn bought them together. The Allegr Foundation aims to foster these three pillars for the benefit of all that they can reach.


Ben and Robin rowed and won together in the University Boat Race for Oxford and then the British National Team. Rach met Ben in very different circumstances - at the school gate, waiting for the kids to finish class. Ben’s youngest daughter, Allegra, had only recently undergone open heart surgery at just 4 days old. Compelled by this to step up and make a difference, he’d decided to run 100km to support the research that saved her life. Rach, empathised closely with Ben’s experience and respecting his quiet determination, was in. And what was sparked from Ben’s initial idea of a single group run, was evolved with Rach’s passion and flare for connecting people, into a series of 12 hour runs in 12 different cities all across the UK, supporting Samaritans and mental health support. 

After his time in the Army, Robin spent 8 years living and working in Ghana, with his last 18 months isolated because of border closures due to Covid restrictions. On returning to the UK for good, Robin’s first social interaction after quarantine was to join one of Ben and Rach’s community runs. And a sweaty 100km later, realising the strength they brought out in each other, they committed to taking the first step with Allegr, better together.

The Allegr Foundation is the not-for-profit established to promote healthy activity in the community. 

Allegr Ltd is a Social Enterprise, not linked to the Allegr Foundation except for a common purpose of building community around shared activity.