Georgie P, Bradford

The opportunity to go to Nepal was given by my head of year at my school, Mary Hare School. There were 16 students and 5 members of staff. The school partnered with an organisation called VOLUNTEARS on a three week trip in July 2017.

During the trip we did volunteering work: the first week we were in Kathmandu, renovating the boys’ dormitory in a deaf school; during the second week we did trekking in the Himalayan mountains; in the last week we were in another city – Pokhara – working with deaf children and adults from the age of three to twenty-five.

The best part of the trip for me was interacting with the Nepalese children and the fantastic view on top of Poonhill mountain. A bursary from the Peter Greenwood Memorial Trust helps me with funding my trip.

Georgie, second left volunteering in Nepal

Jake H, Kent

Dear PGMT,

I applied to the Peter Greenwood Memorial Trust last year for funding to help me to buy equipment such as a desktop (All in one PC) and books for the college to help me with my course.

Well, I would like to say that it is going so brilliant for me because I am getting the grades that I wanted and looking to apply Extended Diploma in Information Technology (IT) Level 3 course for September and I will do it for 2 years.

At the moment, I am getting 8 distinctions and one merit. I am pleased because of the equipment that is helping me.

I would highly recommend for deaf and hard of hearing students to apply because I feel it would help them to achieve as well, and it is definitely helping me a lot!

The course I am doing at the moment is Diploma in Information Technology (IT) Level 2 until the end of June 2018.

Kind regards,


Local fundraising – in any weather!

The Peter Greenwood Memorial Trust is a small charity which mainly relies on the generosity of ordinary people donating to us at local fund-raising events, such as bucket collections at sports matches.

PGMT trustees (left to right) Malcolm Robinson, Dave Marshall and Mike Pulford help with a collection at a rugby match between Bradford and Bingley and Alnwick in early January 2018.