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December 2019
The Emma Campbell Trust
Winter Newsletter

MOVING ON
I wanted to take this opportunity to share the news that The Emma Campbell Trust will be closing at the end of January 2020 and to thank you for your generous support, this has meant a lot to us and our Charities.

5 years ago, Em tragically died at the age of 29. Our world stopped, life would never be the same. Five years on we are moving forward, as life does. The Board of Trustees have unanimously decided to close the Trust on a high.

There are some great achievements to be celebrated!

Since we registered as a charity in February 2016 we have raised over £50,000 which enabled us to give grants to 3 charities over a period of 3 years all of whom work with young people from less advantaged backgrounds to move forward with their lives.

Step by Step Aldershot
A charity supporting local young people who are going through hard times. We take a unique step by step approach, providing accommodation, personal development opportunities and specialist support services. Our approach helps young people to identify and fulfill their aspirations https://www.stepbystep.org.uk/

The Source For You 
Based in Aldershot and enabling young people to transform their lives through bespoke 1-1 programmes of support including Anger Management, Counselling, Life Coaching, Mentoring and Support for Young Parents.
http://www.thesourceforyou.co.uk/community/the-source-young-people-s-charity-13224/home

 “ You gave us hope, you are interested in what we do and the ups and downs that came with that, in turn that investment in our young parent’s programme has enabled calm in a chaotic and frightening world for these young parents and their children”
Ellie Jones, Chair of The Source

Villiers Park Educational Trust
Based in Cambridgeshire, a national social mobility charity delivering unique programmes for high ability students from less advantaged backgrounds with the Inspiring Excellence, Scholars Programme and Involve initiative.
https://www.villierspark.org.uk/  

All the good work has been made possible thanks to you. To continue supporting them do take a minute to look at their websites.
A special mention to....

..the people who have given their gardens for an Event, our volunteers at the Events, Sarah and Martin and their bands of trusty workers, Sammy our fabulous photographer and Lowdefest for their musical contribution, our social media and design volunteers. Our runners walkers, people who have given their wages and their tips to support our Charity, their wisdom and the trustees. Thank you

Finally, a few words from Kim, one of the Trustees:

"The shock and trauma of losing my favourite person, was overwhelming. When Sally suggested the idea for the Trust I knew this would be the perfect way to turn all the energy bubbling up inside me into constructive, supportive progress to help those less fortunate to move on with their lives. Being in a position of helping someone move forward, albeit in a different fashion, helped me to move forward in the same stroke. I like to feel that these young people, whilst they never met her, almost have Em as an ethereal mentor, coaxing them to be a more successful version of themselves, as she always encouraged and celebrated her loved ones. She always shot for greatness and I think she would have been very proud to have helped these young people get closer to the greatness they wish to achieve in life. I am honoured to be part of this venture".

Kim

Our Final Wish

We would love you to support the young people at Step by Step to have a place to go to over Christmas. You'll find full details by clicking here.
With Kindest Regards and very many thanks
 
Sally (Emma’s Mum)
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