The Dylan Rich legacy

The Dylan Rich legacy site provides information about the Dylan Rich Legacy Fund and about Dylan’s wider legacy.

Dylan Rich died on 5th September 2021 following a sudden cardiac arrest while playing football. He was 17 years old. You can read more about Dylan here.

His family and friends were determined that his death should leave a lasting legacy, one that reflects Dylan’s passions. A legacy fund has been established and this is being used to support causes close to Dylan’s heart. Those who knew and loved him are continuing to explore other ways in which to support those causes. In November 2022 the fund became an official charity.

Two charity partners of the legacy fund are now in place and receiving funding in line with our aims. The first of these is Belong, a Nottingham based charity supporting migrants of all backgrounds. Dylan’s fund is supporting access to football for young people within the Belong community. The second charity partner is Nashulai Maasai Conservancy, in Kenya. Dylan’s fund is supporting projects to protect wildlife habitats and the livelihoods of local people. More information about these projects is on our charity partner page.

Fundraising for Dylan’s legacy continues, with a wide variety of events held and planned. A summary of past and future events is on our fundraising page and there is more information on the fund itself and how to give here.

We are delighted that other causes are also benefitting from fundraising in Dylan’s memory. In May 2022, West Bridgford Knights FC took on the Wales 3 Peaks Challenge to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young. You can see a film about their challenge and a tribute to Dylan here.