Legacy of the Emma Campbell Trust

  • 13 February 2020

Each year, Step by Step need to raise large sums to support and provide our range of services to vulnerable young people. We can do this thanks to support from many varied funding sources including Charitable Trusts.

One such supporter that we are extremely grateful towards is The Emma Campbell Trust, who have championed the Training and Development work we provide to young people living within our Aldershot Foyer.

The Emma Campbell Trust was formed to create a Legacy for local girl, Emma Campbell whose life was tragically cut short just months before her 30th birthday in 2014. Emma was born with a congenital heart defect but with the help of doctors, she overcome several life-threatening challenges. From an early age, Emma showed that nothing was going to get in the way of her leading the life that she wanted to live.

The Emma Campbell Trust was set up in her memory and in line with her values, with the Trustees believing that by providing young people with the opportunities they deserve and helping them to increase their self-belief, this then helps disadvantaged young people to achieve the successes they want in their life.

Step by Step were one of the charities that the Trust supported over many years, with donations totalling £15,000. Thanks to this support, our Training and Development services helped to make a positive change to the lives of 151 vulnerable young people that accessed them in this time.

With over £50,000 raised in total by The Emma Campbell Trust within 5 years, the Trustees decided to close the Trust on a high at the end of January 2020 with a final Legacy donation and we are once again thrilled to have their support.

Jessica Oliver, Trusts and Philanthropy Manager said “Thanks to this final donation of over £6,100, all of Step by Step’s Foyer-based staff will be able to attend enhanced training to help them to better support young people. The issues we are now presented with by young people have become more serious and widespread in recent years. This donation enables us to provide more robust support to vulnerable young people – with potential to impact over 1,000 young people.”

“Step by Step was the first Charity we supported as they were aligned with the aims and values of the Trust," said Sally Le Clerc, Chair of The Emma Campbell Trust. "We have been most impressed with their professionalism and the excellent outcomes achieved. This has been a very rewarding experience for us and our supporters over the past 3 years.”

We extend our sincere thanks to The Emma Campbell Trust for the support they have given us and in turn, how they have supported young people from a less advantaged background since 2015.

The Emma Campbell Trust supports Step by Step charity