We are pleased to announce the Susan and Alex de Mont Legacy Fund. This is a new and exciting project aimed at developing services and support for clients, staff, students and third sector organisations in the local community
The legacy fund will contribute to the work of PLIAS, and small donations will be made available to help meet the specific needs of individual clients and staff in the areas of education and personal development.
Susan de Mont was particularly passionate about supporting the development of women; particularly those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. The legacy fund will reflect this commitment by continuing to implement the guiding principles and outcomes already established through PLIAS’ Phoenix and Family Works programmes.
The Legacy Fund is in its’ early development, and we are working to cultivate a lasting legacy in honour of the late Susan de Mont with the support of her husband Alex.
“It is our heartfelt wish to establish an enduring legacy in Susan’s name that reflects her lifelong commitment to helping others realise their potential.”
David Truswell, Chair of Board of Trustees
The team currently consists of a Project Coordinator, who is supported by three students from the University of Bedfordshire, and the Mentoring Coordinator. Norma Hoyte, Director, will have overall responsibility for identifying the legacy project streams, and a letter of wishes has been signed by Alex to ensure that the project streams reflect Susan’s commitment to equipping women to develop skills and the confidence to live independently in the community.
The first Awards Ceremony took place on Tuesday, 24th July 2018 at the Sattavis Patidar Centre