After a very difficult year and seemingly endless struggle for funding Dost has just received an unsolicited donation from Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund for £28,600. This donation alongside recent grants from City Bridge Trust, Tudor Trust and the support from Trinity Centre ensures Dost’s valuable service continues for another 3 years.
After 13 years of leading Dost I will soon be handing over to Dr Helena Kaliniecka who joins the team as Service Manager from 22nd April 2013. I will continue to support Dost, I’m starting my training for the Race for Life over the summer and of course will be fundraising for Dost!
Finally, a massive thank you to all the amazing young people that I’ve worked with who’ve taught me more than I could’ve imagined possible; to the Dost staff, students and volunteers; to colleagues across our many partnerships, Trinity staff and Trustees. And a very special thank you to Isky Osman, Trinity Chief Executive and Paul Chelliah, Trinity Operations Director who have helped grow Dost from the ground up, supported us throughout and ensured that we survived this bleakest winter.
Good luck to everyone at Dost and Trinity Centre. See you soon!