Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust
Charity Commission Registered – No: 1161175
Mission Statement: The advancement of the health, of victims of child sexual exploitation & those at risk of child sexual exploitation, who are below the age of 25, by supporting work with specialist services who promote activities, which have a proven beneficial effect on health & well-being,& advancement of education for the public benefit of young people, below the age of 25, from the care system
To support looked-after children and care leavers to access further and higher education through the provision of funds for equipment, services, support or any other function which will help them to attain their full potential.
The work of this charity is carried out on behalf of, and in the memory of, Samantha Sykes who tragically died, at 18 years old, with her friend who was “looked after” by the local authority. Sami was murdered because of the support she selflessly gave to two young people, who were in need of love, protection and guidance and who would have benefited from the work of this charity. Our promise to Sami is that we will bring together our communities, to support like minded people, who believe, as we do, that ALL children deserve an equal chance in life, no matter what their circumstances. With the help of not-for-profit organisations, educational establishments and the local community, we aim to support these young people through education, mentoring and pastoral care. We aim to inspire these children, to believe in their own self worth and achieve their full potential in spite of their challenging circumstances.