Recent KSMT grants – canoeing, ape conservation and sign language training

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Here’s a brief summary of some of the grants awarded following the recent quarterly trustee meetings: Callie Halliday (22-year old from Malvern) is a top sprint canoeist and will use her KSMT grant to assist with the costs of competing in the five national regattas which she plans to attend this year. She hopes to be chosen to represent Great Britain at the European under-23 canoe sprint championships. Callie…

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…

Support for The Gesu School in Philadelphia in memory of Toby Wallace

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The Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust has made a significant donation to the Gesu School in Philadelphia, USA. The charity educates, nurtures and enriches the lives of marginalised children from the four poorest postcodes in the city. The Trust’s donation will pay for the education, books, counselling and school meals for two children for an initial duration…

New grants awarded – from Honduras to Zimbabwe

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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

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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…