You can read our January newsletter here including:
The event with our patron Peter Hain
Super Student Fundraisers
A report from the Grants Committee
Meet our newest trustee: Tash Hayman
A sponsored trek to Everest basecamp
Thank you to our patrons Sue MacGregor CBE and Lord Peter Hain for an outanding and inspiring evening. Sue MacGregor conducted the interview with great professionalism, while Lord Hain gave a fascinating account of Mandela’s life, including his personal meetings with the Madiba and views on South Africa today, based on his recently published book, ‘Mandela: His Essential Life’. We are delighted that around £2,750 was raised for the Trust.
Please send any further donations via Mydonate or by cheque to PO Box 17685, London, N6 6W2
We'll be producing our full annual report later in the year, but find below the key points, including how many people we supported, where they were from and what courses they asked us to support.
Thank you for all of your donations, we've smashed our £15,000 target and are heading rapidly towards £16,000! Well done everyone!
Thank you supporters, volunteers, student fundraisers, patrons, beneficiaries and former trustees who helped to make this event such a memorable occasion. Over £5,000 was raised for the Trust. Many thanks to our generous sponsors: the English Speaking Board, Wordbright Ltd, and an anonymous donor. As a result, all funds raised will go directly to our beneficiaries. Read more in our December 2016 Newsletter.Read More
Karen Robertson from Derby College with two of the winning fundraisers, Vafa Aliyera and Esmael Salout. The English and Maths students from the St James Centre raised £437.55 for the Trust and became the winners of the £200 prize donated by ESB (the English Speaking Board). The students promptly voted to donate their prize to CLIC Sargent, a local charity that supports young cancer sufferers and their families. The learners raised the money by selling homemade food, dresses and other items. Karen noted "the fundraising event has greatly helped improve their skills and confidence".