News of activities by Association members to raise money for the Tristan da Cunha Education Trust Fund, which supports the education and training of Tristan islanders.

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Tristan da Cunha Education Trust Fund Raising News

Moving towards our aim of raising £100,000

We aim to raise £100,000 for the interest to be applied to award grants to support Tristan islanders studying abroad,
to ensure children, like those pictured above outside St Mary's School in April 2015,
will have the same opportunities that those in the UK enjoy.

Latest Fund Total in February 2016 = £62,736


Please help us by making a donation:

The simplest way to donate is via our BT:MyDonate page where you can use a secure payment facilty
( and this system also automatically organises Gift Aid for UK taxpayers):

First international Fund Raising Project
Neil Foster ran the Vancouver Marathon on 1st May 2016

Neil Foster has manged to encourage
generous sponsorship via BT: My Donate
which has reached a total of =

Many thanks to those who have donated
to make a difference to the future of Tristan children
by supporting their training and education overseas.

For more of Neil's run - see
ETF Vancouver Marathon
for more information
Linden Andrew raises £730 on sponsored cycle 'ride' for Trust Fund
Tristan Association member
Linden Andrew
from Clevedon, North Somerset,
raised £730 in her 2013
sponsored cycle initiative achieved
by 'riding' 100 miles
on her home-based exercise bike.
Linden is 69 and has health problems
which would prevent her
from doing a continuous
road cycle ride,
so her achievement
is all the more brilliant.
Linden has taken an interest
in Tristan da Cunha
since hearing of the 1961 evacuation
and realised her dream of going there
when she visited aboard RMS St Helena in 2001
(her photo left shows Linden ascending the RMS' rope ladder on returning to the ship)
Linden loved visiting Tristan and said:

'I was, and still am, very much in awe of people who are so self-sufficient
and have so many talents and abilities which I don’t have at all.'

Alison's 10th Half Marathon Triumph

Alison Hentley successfully completed her 10th half marathon
in the Bristol event on 15th September 2013.

Alison found the run quite painful this time -
and thinks it might be time to hang up her running shoes!
She managed 2 hours, 3 minutes and 50 seconds, which she described as
'quite good considering I had not trained enough.
Weather was okay - not too cold and we managed to avoid the rain too.'

So this might be the chance for friends of Tristan to make a special effort to support Alison's fantastic effort to again lead from the front to raise funds for the Tristan Education Trust Fund as it supports students studying overseas.

Alison's 9th Half Marathon
Seeking sponsorship for the Tristan Education Trust Fund
Alison Hentley has now run over 100 miles in nine half marathons when she completed
the Bath Half Marathon event on Sunday 3rd March 2013.

Alison was pleased to report a time of 1 hour, 59 minutes and 50 seconds
- a fantastic achievement on a cold (but dry) day around the World Heritage city course.

Photograph left shows Alison with her medal as she again
leads from the front to raise funds
for the education of Tristan da Cunha's young people.

Doesn't she look great? And she's just run over thirteen miles in the cold!!!

Congratulations Alison!