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If you like what we stand for, you can help us to make a difference. Please consider donating to Hazel's Footprints Trust or supporting us with a fundraising event.

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How can you make a difference? Donate.

The work we do in supporting education in developing countries is thanks to our generous donors. If you would like to support us, you can make a direct, one-off donation, set up regular contributions, add gift aid, or even leave us a donation in your will. You can also fundraise for the Trust.

We want people to feel involved, both with the fundraising and in knowing where their donations are going. You can keep regularly up to date with our latest Footprinter Volunteers and Educational Project grants on this website, wherever they are in the world.

Remember that unlike many charities we have no administration fees (everything is run by volunteers) so you can be sure that all the fruits of your fundraising will reach their intended target.

Thank you for reading and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Ways to Donate

One-off donation

Just want to make a simple donation? It’s straightforward to do.

You can:

We’ve been lucky to receive some magnificently kind donations over the past few years and if you do donate you can feel confident that all of your money is going towards the support of Hazel’s Footprints Trust’s three aims.

Monthly donation

We’re always thrilled when people decide to donate a set monthly amount to the Trust. Manageable donations like this are incredibly useful for safeguarding the future health of the Trust, and particularly our Partner schools and Educational Project Grants. Monthly donations enable us to plan ahead for funding future projects and volunteers. Even a small monthly donation can add up as the years pass by, and we’ve been incredibly fortunate to have fostered a loyal network of regular contributors.

If this is for you, get in touch and we’ll send you the details to help get a direct debit set up.

Gift aid

If you are donating and you are a British taxpayer, then your donation may well be eligible for Gift Aid (for a full overview click here). Here are some of our summary notes on Gift Aid:

  1. You must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the charity reclaims on your declarations in the tax year.
  2. You can cancel this declaration at any time by notifying the charity
  3. If in the future your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax on your income and capital gains equal to the tax that the charity reclaims, you can cancel your declaration.
  4. If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further tax relief in your self-assessment return.

Leaving a gift to Hazel’s Footprints Trust in your will

Another wonderful way of donating is leaving a gift to the Trust in your will. If you decide to do this, then the value of your estate on which tax will be payable will be reduced. Gifts made prior to death will also not be included in your estate for the purposes of calculating inheritance tax.

You can leave a fixed sum to Hazel’s Footprints Trust, a percentage of your total estate or the residue of the estate after paying out specific legacies to other beneficiaries. Whichever way you choose you will reduce the amount of tax payable on your estate.

If you’d like to discuss leaving a gift to the Trust in your will, please get in touch with us.

Latest News


Report from Open Way Pre-Schools in Ethiopia

1st 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 Leo

21st 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 Ghana

21st 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 school

21st 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 Brightlingsea

29th 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 grant

11th 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…


Kianh Foundation: day centre reopens after Vietnam lockdown

13th March 2022

The Kianh Foundation in Vietnam benefitted from grant funding for the salary of the Lead Teacher of the Big Bears class at Dien Ban Day Centre. The centre provides education…


Kibasila Primary School classroom renovations

1st December 2021

In June 2021, Hazel’s Footprints Trust provided a grant of £6,500 to Champion Chanzige for the renovation of two classrooms at a primary school in Tanzania. The school is Kibasila…


Kianh Foundation: update after 12 months of grant funding

13th September 2021

A year ago, the Kianh Foundation in Vietnam benefitted from grant funding for the salary of the Lead Teacher of the Big Bears class at Dien Ban Day Centre. The…


Ngambenyi School all set for 2021 with COVID-safety

25th February 2021

As schools start to return in Scotland this week from another COVID-lockdown, we are thinking about all of the schools around the world which are less fortunate. For most of…

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