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2018 Central Taekwondo Scholarships…

This year’s scholarships at Central Taekwondo Academy were awarded to six youngsters on the National Poomsae Squad and two on the GB Taekwondo Development Programme. The Academy have lots of students who compete regularly but the squad players are required to travel to Manchester at least once per month for national training, therefore they have an […]

Rachel heads to Peru

This is Rachel and if you look closely you’ll see Larry the Llama. This is Edinburgh airport last week and Rachel (and Larry) are about to embark on the trip to Peru to teach art to other disabled young people! Rachel is severely disabled and setting all this up was a tough. But we can […]

First Taekwondo Poomsae Success of 2018

Natasha won a Silver medal in the French Open Poomsae (Technical) Championships in Lille today. She was looking like she would end up out of the medals but pulled herself together to come second! Tegan came an impressive 15th place out of 51 top junior poomsae players from around Europe. She showed determination and that […]

An Invite from Peru

Let us introduce you to Rachel! We supported this severely disabled young lady this year to create a series of Llamas under the guidance of an artist Sarah Galliers, along with the materials. Cost to us a few hundred pounds!!! During the SMHAFF exhibition in Edinburgh in October she posted images of her Llama sculptures […]

Kiran’s Trust Cycle Tops

We now have 20 cycle tops out there on the roads and byways of the UK!! If you’d like to own one and support Kiran’s Trust then drop us a note and we can put you on our next order. The jerseys only come in adult sizes S to XXL, they wear and wash very […]

“Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.”
– Ayn Rand



Kiran Martin died at the age of 18 from a brain tumour in 2008. She was one of these very creative, fun loving and magical people you meet every now and then, and she will never be forgotten.

Kiran’s Trust was founded on her 19th birthday, 9th October, in 2009, as way of giving thanks for her life and celebrating the creative arts and sports, which she held dear. The Trust recognises this passion in other young people and provides support to help them advance in further education and participation in these areas.

Kiran’s Trust is registered charity with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.  The directors are members of Kiran’s family and are responsible and accountable for the financial viability of the charity.  

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
Vincent van Gogh



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“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche



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