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Students tell of hopes and aspirations

The 12 young people being helped by the Trust in 2018 have provided moving accounts of their circumstances in pursuing their university studies. The debt they owe to Trust donors and supporters is clear. Here is just a sample of … Continue reading

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Trust gives help to 12 needy students

The Trust is providing assistance for 12 needy students in 2018, geared to new circumstances following an expansion of state aid for students. In the past, the Trust’s bursaries met some or all of the cost of tuition fees for … Continue reading

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Trust bids to comply with new data protection laws

The Government has made clear that there is no exemption for small charities such as the Trust when it comes to compliance with new data protection laws. This has placed an onerous regulatory burden on these bodies and the unpaid … Continue reading

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Student’s story of hardship underlines need to back Trust

Trust bursary recipient Sinenhlanhla Khumalo struggles with poverty and with studying in English – but with hard work she has been able to pass her exams. In thanking the Trust for its financial help, she has provided an illuminating account … Continue reading

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Fresh appeal as fewer students are helped

The number of students the Trust is able to help has fallen again this year – down to 11 now from 14 last year. It underlines the need for Trust donors and supporters to give as generously as they can. … Continue reading

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Trust supports 14 students in 2016

The number of students the Trust is able to help has fallen to 14 this year, down from 16 last year. The main reason is that more of the students awarded Trust bursaries in 2016 qualified for a higher level … Continue reading

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Gratitude of Trust bursars shines through

UKZN students – file picture The Trust has received many messages of thanks from the 16 students it has helped through its bursaries and the Margaret Thomas Scholarship this year. Their letters and emails provide a real insight into their … Continue reading

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Making a difference: 16 students backed

The Trust has marked a real achievement in being able to assist 16 needy students this year, up from 15 last year. A favourable exchange rate has helped but thanks are due entirely to Trust donors who have continued to … Continue reading

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Chilterns ramble benefits Trust

The Chilterns walkers near Chequers The big day out in the Chilterns this Summer was a great success for all who came along. Warm, sunny weather provided excellent conditions for the event, which included the options of a long walk … Continue reading

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Trust supports more students in 2014

The appeal in the Trust’s previous newsletter for supporters to help boost dwindling funds has had an excellent response. As a result, the number of students the Trust is able to support this year has increased to 15 rather than … Continue reading

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