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.
SUPPORTING CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Supporting Creative Expression.
Kiran’s Trust provides support to young people through schools and organisations in all aspects of creative expression. Some of this support is in creative art, specifically to introduce ideas, techniques, skills and media which helps students to visually express themselves. Other support is in all the performance arts, providing opportunities for writing, music, drama and dance participation etc. In fact you think it we will support it!
SPORTING ACTIVITY & LEADERSHIP
Our focus on participation in sport comes from Kiran’s involvement in the martial art of Taekwondo. She achieved a Black Belt 3rd Dan with Central Taekwondo Academy, Falkirk. Every year we have a scholarship scheme that supports young taekwondo players pursue their dreams of competing at the highest level at a World level. Our ambassador Jordyn (Jo) Smith a member of GBTaekwondo and is a past Junior World Champion! Jo has her sights firmly fixed on the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.
We are very proud supporters of the Tryst Community Sports Club annual sports awards. We sponsor the Game Changer Award, Coach of the Year and Sports Personality of the Year.
Want to raise money to support Kiran’s Trust, but can’t think of what to do or how to do it? Whether you’ve just discovered Kiran’s Trust or are already a regular fundraiser we all need a little inspiration sometimes, so we have put together a few fundraising ideas here.
If you have a unique idea and want to get started with it then contact us for support. Equally if you have a confirmed place in a sports event make sure you do get in touch with us so we can help you…if you want it!
One of the ways we sustain Kiran’s Trust is through our Friends initiative. To become become a Friend of Kiran’s Trust and supporter of our work it can be as simple as setting up a standing order so that a monthly donation is made direct to our bank account. We can then claim 25% Gift Aid on that donation for UK tax payers. BACS info – Sort Code: 801100; Account No. 06092631. Or you can set up a regular donation via the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) by clicking the Donate button.
Being part of Easyfundraising, eBay for Charity has been very successful for Kiran’s Trust, and that’s to do with you…the shoppers! There is also the PayPal Giving Fund which also has a percentage given to charities
As it stands you have raised a substantial sum for our unrestricted funds. All you do is shop online as you normally would and at no cost to you we reap the benefit…well you have a few sign ups to do and pick Kiran’s Trust as your favourite charity, but that’s it!
Please use our unique charity links below which enabling you to support us with just one click…happy shopping!
If you prefer testing your body or mind, organise a fundraiser such as running distance event, a karting race, a bake-up or a coffee morning. It’s entirely up to you, but please drop us an email so we can help support and promote you. If you want ideas of making the difference with Kiran’s Trust then follow this link.
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