Remember Canon Collins Trust in your Will

More and more people are leaving gifts in their Wills to help charities forge a new future. After you have made provision for your loved ones, please consider leaving a gift to the Canon Collins Trust. Your commitment to achieving a free and just society in southern Africa will be remembered for years to come. 
Even if you don’t think you have much to leave, you would be surprised by how little it takes to make a significant impact, when it is given to the right people and used with the prudence the Canon Collins Trust has come to be known for. Read our PDF iconguide on legacy giving. To find out more, write to Jill Ritchie at or call +44 (0) 20 3770 0395.



Legacies, Donations in Memory and Partnerships

Our scholarship programmes are funded through a variety of means. Many are made possible by PDF iconlegacies and donations in memory, which have enabled us to fund some of the following programmes, as well as contributing towards the Trust’s existing projects. Other programmes are funded by partnerships with corporates and organisations. 


In memory of James Learmonth

James Learmonth was a gifted and influential educational practitioner in the UK who believed strongly that education was the key to greater inclusion, social stability and international co-operation. The James Learmonth Scholarship, set up in his honour by friends and family, aims to support teachers and educational leaders in Malawi to pursue further studies in education.

In memory of Ros Moger and Terry Furlong

Ros and Terry were inspirational London educationalists with a strong belief in the value of education as a tool to challenge injustice. Since 2001 scholarships set up in their name have supported more than 120 southern African students to study in the areas of education, health, humanities and the arts. You can make a donation to support RMTF scholars here.

The Rick Turner Scholarship

Launched on 8th January 1988, ten years after Turner was murdered by an agent of South Africa’s apartheid regime, the Rick Turner Scholarship was established by his daughters Jann and Kim and his first wife Barbara Follett MP. It is now also sponsored by Ken Follett, international best-selling author.


In memory of Dr Elizabeth Bird

In memory of Elizabeth Bird, the Elizabeth Bird Resource Centre was established in 2011 at the University of Malawi. Elizabeth Bird was an inspirational teacher and education researcher, with a long history of involvement in African education projects. Her friends and family raised funds for the Resource Centre, which is now equipped with books, journals, computers and study space, primarily for students of the Masters in Education degree.

In memory of Lionel Cliffe

Lionel Cliffe was an esteemed academic and activist, who spent time teaching at universities in Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. From 2016, a scholarship in his name will fund postgraduate studies for southern African students in South African Universities.

The Patrick and Janet Stuart Scholarship

Janet and Patrick Stuart lived in Lesotho from 1979 to 1985, working in education and accountancy respectively. From 2016, a scholarship for postgraduate education will be offered to students from Lesotho in in memory of Patrick, who died in 2007, and to commemorate the couple’s warm links with the Basotho people.

Leigh Day Scholarships

In partnerships with London-based law firm Leigh Day, we have been funding LLB Law scholars at the University of the Western Cape for over 15 years. With a shared commitment to social justice, our collaboration has been fruitful, enabling more than 65 students to complete their law degrees. Additional support from Leigh Day has allowed us to expand this scholarship programme to the University of Fort Hare in 2016.

Thekgo Bursaries

The Thekgo bursary scheme was created in 2011 by a small group of friends who felt strongly about the plight of first year students at South African universities struggling to pay their registration fees. The bursary scheme, administered by the Canon Collins Trust, extends a supportive hand towards initial registration fees for new students until they have found out more about available funding opportunities within the university system. To find out more or to make a donation, pleasePDF iconclick here

Tom Queba

In memory of Tom Queba

Tom Queba was a leader in the George taxi industry. His passion, commitment and vision for improved public transport, and for the future of the minibus taxi industry in George contributed greatly to the achievement of the GO GEORGE bus service. He was tragically killed in 2014, which prompted Pegasys to form the Tom Queba Memorial Fund and establish the Tom Queba Engineering Scholarship for Social Change in his memory.

Fundraise for Canon Collins Trust
If you are passionate about the work of Canon Collins Trust, and want to make an impact in the vision to create an open and just society in southern Africa, why not team up with us in a fundraiser of your own? There are so many things you could do. Every year, marathon runners run for #educationforjustice in the London Marathon. There are races, marathons, gaming and sporting events across the world that you can participate in to raise funds for Canon Collins Trust.
If you are not sporty, you may prefer to celebrate a milestone in your life, like a birthday or wedding, by asking for donations to Canon Collins Trust in lieu of gifts. It is a joyful and meaningful way to celebrate and honour who you are and the cause you believe in. If you are on Facebook, their guide will help you do it there. Contact us directly to be of personal assistance to you. Please telephone 0203 7700 395 (UK) or email Jill Ritchie,



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