It is with mixed emotions that we have brought the Emma’s Trust charity to an end, but Emma’s legacy will continue in our community for many years. The spectacular Summer Festival, last September saw the charity achieve its aim ‘to go out with a bang’! The musical finale will be remembered for years to come. Our family and friends will, of course hold Emma’s memory dear forever, but the thousands of young lives the Trust has encouraged in the last ten years wil...l undoubtedly carry her legacy forward. In May the Trustees handed out its final awards to local youngsters, helping them pursue sport or performing arts. From the remaining funds £10,000 was given to support a two year scheme of education projects at The Theatre. Emma loved taking part in performances and teaching dance at the Theatre, it’s a jewel in Chippy’s crown which is very close to our aims and aspirations as a charity. A legacy contribution will also go towards the Lido refurbishment scheme, a special and much loved amenity where Emma learnt to swim and then became a lifeguard. The Trust has also donated to Chipping Norton School and The Cotswold School, making a fund available to offer an annual ‘Emma’s Trust Award’ to the most deserved pupil.
We are so incredibly proud of what has been achieved in the last ten years - supporting local young people and projects which Emma would have loved. In total Emma’s Trust has given away over £130,000, making a difference to over 11,000 young people’s lives. We have no doubt Emma is incredibly proud of what our small community has helped us achieve in her name. We would like to thank everyone who helped us along the way.