The Trust will be able to provide support for the same number of students in 2023 as it did in 2022, thanks to a heartwarming response from alumni in the UK to the extraordinary appeal made in the Winter newsletter.
The Trustees had been concerned about whether the Trust would have sufficient funds to help 15 students as before, given the current extremely challenging prevailing situation. Everyone will be aware of inflationary pressures causing cost-of-living crises around the world. This has created a double-whammy for charities trying to meet rising costs at the same time as donors may be finding it more of a struggle to give.
However, we are pleased to report that Trust donors and supporters have given generously enough to allow the Trustees to pledge to maintain help for the same number of students this year as last year. This will be provided, as before, to: five honours students through the Margaret Thomas Scholarship and four bursaries; and to 10 undergraduates through book and meal allowances.
The Trustees wish to underline their thanks to all those whose giving has made this possible – and to express the hope that donors’ example will be followed by others who wish to make a difference and give something back by helping students in need at the University.
Please donate as generously as you can to support the Trust’s work.