Scottish Trust Supporting Education and Development Projects
Scottish Charity Number: SCO36069
Hazel’s Footprints Trust is based in the Scottish Borders and has a vision to support education in developing countries across the globe. We do this in a number of ways:
- We work with grassroots UK charities which operate in developing countries, through the provision of Educational Project Grants.
- Volunteers can apply for a Footprinter Volunteer Grant.
- We develop long terms relationships with a small number of Partner Schools in developing countries.
The Trust is entirely staffed by volunteers and we have close-to-zero central costs. Every penny of donations given to us since 2004 has been spent on schools and educational projects in developing countries, whether by project grants or support for volunteers.
Hazel’s Footprints Trust was set up in 2004
in memory of Hazel Scott Aiton
Hazel Scott Aiton’s tragic death in August 2004 left an unfillable hole in the lives of all who knew her. Her family, with the support of her friends, were inspired by her positivity and charitable work. They wanted to continue in her footsteps, and Hazel’s Footprints Trust was born.
The Uphill Trust breaks ground28th October 2023
In May 2023, we agreed to provide a grant of £15,000 to the Uphill Trust. The funding will go towards a staff accommodation and a sanitation block at Uphill Junior…
Girls' Space, Rwanda: 2023 graduates9th October 2023
In 2021, we agreed to support a fabulous vocational training programme for 16/17 year old girls in Rwanda. The £6,000 grant covered the salaries of three staff members who run…
Smartbox project with Street Kids Direct in Guatemala City27th September 2023
We have just received some photos from Street Kids Direct, showing new computers purchased with the support of a £4,700 grant earlier this year. Street Kids Direct’s Mentoring Programme Street…
Trustee Ben bikes up the Giants of the Alps8th September 2023
Ben Newman certainly takes the title of most avid cyclist amongst the Trustees of Hazel’s Footprints and, indeed, amongst the wider Hazel’s Footprints community. He has, once again, completed a…
Report from Open Way Pre-Schools in Ethiopia1st May 2023
In 2022, the Trustees of Hazel’s Footprints extended our support to 9 pre-school classes in Ethiopia by funding teachers’ salaries for a further 2 years. We have been supporting this…
3 years of support at Pamoja Leo21st March 2023
Three years ago, just before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, we offered grant funding to a fantastic charity called Pamoja Leo. The charity operates from its Early Childhood & Development Centre…
Brightlingsea Classrooms shine in Ghana21st December 2022
We are really pleased to hear from Jemma Williams, Founder of Porridge & Pens Ghana, on her return from Brightlingsea school. Regular readers of our news will know that we…
Finishing touches on classroom renovations at Chanzige A school21st October 2022
We’ve just had a lovely update from Champion Chanzige on further progress with a classroom which was renovated over the summer. In May of this year, Hazel’s Footprints Trust provided…
Porridge & Pens - new classrooms on track at Brightlingsea29th September 2022
In recent years, we’ve built a strong relationship with Porridge & Pens, operating in Ghana. We’ve funded two years of the headteacher’s salary at Brightlingsea Academy and, prior to that,…
Team Kenya: libraries and teacher training supported with £5k grant11th August 2022
Early in 2022, Hazel’s Footprints Trust awarded an educational project grant of £5,000 to Team Kenya, a UK charity working in Ndhiwa, rural Kenya. Team Kenya supports girls in accessing…
A Gap in the Life is a collection of entries from Hazel’s journal
Hazel spent a year working as a volunteer in Namibia at Otjikondo Primary School. The experience of a gap year was life-changing for her, as it is for so many young people. Hazel had always kept a journal, and her entries from her Gap Year are entertaining, thought-provoking and inspiring. Her parents decided to publish her journal – “A Gap in the Life” – to raise money for the Trust.
Anyone who’s ever taken a gap year, or plans to, or has a family member who’s considering it, will find this book utterly invaluable!
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How you can make a difference
It’s easy to donate to Hazel’s Footprints Trust. Your donation will go to intersting and impactful educational projects in developing countries, or to support a volunteer at a school in need.
About Hazel’s Footprints Trust
Hazel’s Footprints Trust was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee on 9th November 2004, company number SC 275793.
The Company is a registered charity number SCO 36069.
The Trustees who are also directors for the purposes of company law are:
- Bill Scott Aiton
- Joan Scott Aiton
- Joanna Scott Aiton
- Lucy Costain
- Christopher Hildyard
- Rachael Hill
- David Mortimer
- Ben Newman
- Ruth Sutherland
- Balfour Thomson, CA