Weʼre raising £100,000 to support the David Hoyle Foundation (Registered charity application is in progress and Gift Aid will be sought when complete).
- Crondall, United Kingdom
- In memory
- Time left
- 29 days to go
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David was a social scientist who devoted his life to protecting African forests and natural ecosystems for the biodiversity they harbour; for the local people that depend on them; and to secure their vital role in mitigating dangerous climate change.
By cruel irony, after a life dedicated to protecting forests, and evading the dangers of working in remote parts of Africa, David was snatched away by a tree, blown onto his car roof by high winds on 6th June 2017 - just 5 minutes from his home in Crondall.
David spent and enjoyed many years living and working in Cameroon where he met his wife and many friends. His time spent living “village life” was particularly important in helping him understand and offer real support to meet human needs.
The David Hoyle Foundation (DHF) is being established to continue David's good work and ensure a long lasting legacy in Crondall (UK), Nguti (Cameroon) and within the conservation and community development world.
DHF will initially support the following areas:
a. Support future generations of conservationists, from school age by re-introducing environmental education into primary & secondary schools in Crondall & Nguti
b. Raise the awareness of conservation & global warming by funding university scholarships for students focused on environmental studies
c. Provide scholarships to university students whose expertise will lead to a concrete development outcome for Nguti
(2) Capital Investments: Finance essential capital projects, with priority sectors to include health, education, agriculture, water, hygiene and sanitation
(3) Sustainable Agriculture: Provide agricultural extension training, equipment and services according to best practices for sustainability
(4) Building Bonds: Build upon the bond between Nguti and Crondall by focusing on exchange visits between the two villages.
Thank you in advance for your donation.
For further information visit: www.davidhoylefoundation.org
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Christine and Tom Aubrey
Feb 10, 2018
Remembering David, a delightful member of the group that went to Malawi in 1986, and a lively Lancing geographer.
Feb 3, 2018
Best wishes for success with the fundraising. Sorry we could not come to the launch. C and C
Jan 28, 2018
Glad to support such a wonderful cause ... much love the Dyne Family ... happy to donate with my glass art if you ever require for fund raising events. <3
Jan 25, 2018
The Slaters (Church Street)
Jan 24, 2018
Very inspired after the launch! Good luck with everything!
alan and pam thackrey
Jan 24, 2018
Jan 24, 2018
A small donation to help fulfil the ambitions of a great man who I sadly never met.