Welcome to The Emma Campbell Trust. The Trust acts as a grant making resource to charities whose mission is to turn young people’s experiences of disadvantage into solutions that support their transition to adult independence.
On the 3rd July 2014 Emma Campbell’s life was tragically cut short. She was months before her 30th birthday. Em was a Great Ormond Street baby and was born with a congenital heart defect. With the help of doctors, she overcame several life threatening challenges and underwent major heart surgery. From an early age Em showed that nothing was going to get in the way of leading the life that she wanted to live.
Em continually showed that she had a drive to outperform in every area of her life. When she died she had been one of the top performers in a leading recruitment company, a highly successful business woman in Dubai, New York and was just about to return to the UK. To balance working hard, she also played hard and this is evidenced by the huge number of friends she made across the world.
Em liked to aim big and didn’t let anything get in her way, despite her heart difficulties.
The Trust was set up in her memory in line with her values. We believe that providing young people with the opportunities they deserve, increasing self belief, will then help those who have experienced disadvantage to grow and achieve the successes that they want to in life. The charities we choose will carry out this valuable work.
The Trust acts as a grant making resource to local charities who’s mission is to turn young people’s experience of disadvantage into solutions that support their transition to adult independence.
Our first grant was awarded in December 2015 to the charity Step by Step Partnership who empower homeless young people and those facing adversity to achieve their full potential.
The Emma Campbell Trust was founded by Sally Le Clerc who is Chair of the Board of Trustees. Sally is assisted by Robert Le Clerc, Dr Catherine Campbell, Kimberley Ashman & Romi Ran.