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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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E-mailing fails to deliver for Trust

The Trust used bulk e-mailing for its Summer 2013 newsletter in a bid to save costs, especially given the steep rise in the price of stamps. Unfortunately this was not a great success. Some 400 newsletters and forms still had … Continue reading

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Donate online with Virgin Money Giving

Anyone wanting to make donations to the Trust to help fund its bursaries for needy students can now do so online using Virgin Money Giving for charities. Simply go to www.virginmoneygiving.com, search for “University of KwaZulu-Natal UK Trust” and follow … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

The death of Nelson Mandela at the age of 95 has been felt around the world. For Trust supporters in the UK, it has been a time for reflection on the man and his legacy. Many will have joined in … Continue reading

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