Recent fundraising – bake offs, raffles and mega-swims

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Great Aberdeen Bake Off Kirsten’s colleagues at Aberdeen Asset Management continued to provide great support for the KSMT over the course of 2014. In what is now a celebrated annual event, the Great Aberdeen Bake Off in December raised £1045. Employees of Aberdeen also give monthly via Pennies for Promise – this is a payroll…

New grants awarded – from Honduras to Zimbabwe

ZET Rafiki educational trip

These are some recent recipients who will soon be completing their projects or pursuits: Zimbabwe Educational Trust (ZET) is a Leeds-based charity that supports Zimbabwean communities to keep children and young people in school and out of poverty. KSMT’s grant will help the Rafiki Girls’ Centre (pictured above), a ZET partner based in the capital city,…

Recent grant recipients – from cocoa farms to film festivals

Charlotte Klinting

Over the past 18 months, the trust has provided financial support to a diverse group of young people, with an eclectic range of ambitions and funding needs. Here are some of them: Charlotte Klinting (24) A  KSMT grant helped Charlotte (pictured above) travel to Ghana last summer to research the impact of certification schemes on cocoa…

Ceilidh report and photos

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On Saturday 14th June 2014, KSMT held its second fundraising ceilidh at the Battersea Arts Centre in London. The evening was a fantastic success, raising over £4,000 and bringing together many of Kirsten’s friends, family, colleagues, and others for an evening of dancing and cider ‘n’ black. License to Ceilidh once again provided the music…

Fundraising Ceilidh on Saturday 14 June 2014

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After the success of the inaugural 2012 ‘Celtic Rave for Kirsten’, KSMT is hosting another ceilidh, and we hope you can join us. It will be night of dancing, cake and cider & black, with a chance to raise some funds and celebrate Kirsten. Details: When: Doors 7.00pm, June 14th 2014 (ends 11.00pm) Where: Battersea Arts Centre,…

Edinburgh Triathletes swim 532km in 24 hours

24 hour swim for Andrew McMenigall

In April, members of the Edinburgh Triathletes club took part in a 24 hour swim in aid of KSMT in memory of Andrew McMenigall, who at the time of his tragic death last year, was cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to fundraise for the Trust. The swimming challenge was in keeping with Andrew’s…

KSMT newsletter: February 2014

The trustees are pleased to provide you with the latest newsletter from the Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust. It summarises the work of the trust over the last 12 months, and also contains some information about the year ahead, in particular a ceilidh event which will take place on Saturday 14 June 2014 at the Battersea…