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  1. Hummingbirds, whales, sharks & dance: 2017 grant-giving

    In 2017, the Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust distributed grants totalling over £16,000 to 24 recipients – both individuals and organisations. The trustees receive lots of applications each quarter, across an array of themes – including, sport and physical pursuits, educational projects and musical endeavours. In 2017, one of the dominant themes was the natural world,…

  2. KSMT Ceilidh 2016 at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

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    Following the success of the two previous KSMT ceilidhs at London’s Battersea Arts Centre, where attendees reeled and jigged to raise a combined total of £20,000, the event headed north of the border in October 2016, to Kirsten’s hometown of Edinburgh, to coincide with the month of her 30th birthday.  Friends of the Trust, old…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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,…