The RDC Foundation was set up in 2019 in the memory of Richard D Crabtree who passed away after an illness in 2015. Richard was heavily involved in the development of young people through activities notably (but not exclusively) over 30 years as a geography teacher, Scout Leader and Expedition leader for British Schools Exploring Society.

Richard is estimated to have had a profound impact on the lifelong development of more than 1000 young people and a grateful group of them (now much older!) decided it was a fitting memory to create a foundation to continue the spirit of his endeavours.

Richard was extremely generous in his time to develop young people and whenever asked why he did it, he simply said that he was only continuing what others had done for him, a tradition the foundation will endeavour to honour.