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Leave a Gift in Your Will

A gift in your Will – also known as a legacy – is an extraordinary way of showing you believe in the futures of disadvantaged children and young people.

By remembering Ecologia Youth Trust in your will, you can help future generations of children around the world to lead happier, healthier and more meaningful lives. Every gift, no matter how large or small, will make a difference.

Family is very important so after providing for your loved ones, please consider leaving us a share of what is left.

Sponsor a child’s education at today!

There are still children at Sky Is The Limit who need your help as they fulfil their educational journey.

Why your gift is important

You can help our work live on. A gift to Ecologia in your Will means that we can continue to deliver our vital work helping children and young people around the world for years to come. You can feel secure in the knowledge that you are making a difference to people’s lives gives you that feel-good feeling!

What you can leave as a gift

  • Residuary gift – the amount left over in your estate after all other pecuniary legacies and gifts have been made and after all administrative costs have been deducted. This type of legacy keeps pace with inflation and is the best way for Ecologia Youth Trust to benefit from your bequest.
  • Pecuniary gift – a specific sum of money.
  • A Gift In Kind – leaving specific items such as your house, car, jewellery, shares etc.

Our promise to you

A gift in your will to Ecologia Youth Trust will provide future support to children and young people around the world who start off life at a disadvantage.

We appreciate your commitment to our mission and the importance of this kind of donation. To reflect our gratitude, we make the following promises to all our legacy pledgers:

  • We will respect your wishes and decisions at all times
  • You and your family will be treated in a respectful and considerate manner
  • Your donation will be used in accordance with your wishes

You can speak in confidence with us about any aspect of legacy giving.

Please email or call us on +44 (0) 1309 690 995 for a chat.

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susie Kemp

Susie has 30+ experience as a creative copywriter, editor, and proofreader, starting out as a 20-year-old copywriter in the Mad Men world of early 1990s advertising in South Africa. Ever since, she’s had a love affair with creative conceptualisation, thinking outside of the box, writing to a deadline, and being thrown in the deep end!

She took an MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University as a mature student, in 2015, and continues to keep herself busy working as a copy-editor, proofreader and copywriter in book publishing, corporate communications, and publishing project management.

Apart from her love of working with independent authors, Susie has a fondness for working in the third sector and likes to use her corporate communications and marketing experience to support projects close to her heart. She has lived and worked in the Findhorn area for 25 years, and has been involved in a number of third sector projects and organisations, and family businesses.

Working at Ecologia Youth Trust helps Susie to live in integrity with her values of supporting the next generation to be the best that they can be, and she sees it as a way to give back to Mama Africa, the beloved continent on which she was born.

Ellen Shaw

Ellen joined the Ecologia team in June 2018 as Marketing and Communications Manager. Ellen has lived in Scotland for 6 years and has worked for non-profit and charitable organisations across varied fields. She currently shares her passion for helping young people through Ecologia Youth Trust and she works as a dancer and dance teacher in her spare time.

Robyn Cooper

Robyn is the Associate Director of International Projects, having previously worked within the team as a Project Development and Marketing Officer from April 2019 until May 2021. As Associate Director, Robyn is co-leading the International side of Ecologia with Founder and Director, Liza Hollingshead, bringing a new energy into Ecologia as they look towards the future of the charity.

Liza Hollingshead

Liza is the founder of Ecologia and Director of International Projects. She was born and educated in South Africa and worked there as a high school teacher. She moved to live in the Findhorn Community in 1974. She started Ecologia in 1995 after being introduced to Dmitry Morozov, the founder of Kitezh Children’s Community in Russia, and was inspired to support the community in its mission to rescue orphaned children from institutions and give them homes, families and education in a supportive environment.

This led to projects supporting disadvantaged youth and children in South East Asia and in East Africa. TRead more about Liza’s story here.