About the Trust

Guy's Trust was established in January 2012 to honour the memory of Guy Joseph, marine biologist, scuba instructor, paraglider and all-round adventurer, who died, aged 25, in a paragliding accident in Spain on 14th October 2011.

Very sadly, at the end of 2023, we are having to close down the charity due to the ill health of our chairperson, Vicky Joseph. We intend to maintain the website for the sake of nostalgia and historical interest. Once we have filed the accounts for this year we will donate the remaining funds to our partner charities, Pipal Tree, who will use the money to plant a forest and the CAIRN Trust, who will build a library. Both of these charities work in Nepal. We are immensely proud of everything we have achieved over the 11 years of the charity's existence and grateful for everyone's support and generosity.

Guy's Trust supports projects that reflect Guy's interests, passions and personality, creating educational opportunities for disadvantaged young people in developing countries, particularly places with which he had a special connection.

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Since Guy's Trust was founded in 2012, we have raised almost £1,000,000 and have built, equipped and staffed three Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDCs) and three libraries, renovated and stocked a fourth library and rebuilt a school destroyed in the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal; built five primary schools and a library and provided clean drinking water for twelve schools in Cambodia and funded 33 marine conservation internships for academically gifted students in Indonesia.

Guy's Trust has eight trustees and is run entirely by volunteers with very few administrative costs.

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