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John Schofield Trust
John Schofield Trust


Why we need your help

It's 25 years since John died. He was working for the BBC's World Tonight when he was killed in Croatia on 9 August. He was aged 29.

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of John's death. His death left a hole in the lives of his family and was felt in newsrooms across the world. Susie, his widow, set up a charity in his name, the John Schofield Trust, to support young journalists.

Today the John Schofield Trust through its mentoring schemes and masterclasses, continues to work to support hundreds of young and aspiring journalists from all backgrounds by helping them access and navigate the news industry.

Please support our #RememberingJohn fundraiser so we can continue to improve social mobility in newsrooms and help even more young journalists across the UK, reach their potential.

If you knew John or remember his death and share our vision to make newsrooms as diverse as the people they serve, please support our #RememberingJohn fundraiser.


‘John was a quiet, courageous man of great integrity.... I think most people outside the news business take news for granted. They expect it to be there day by day but we should all remember that it’s the work of people like John, their dedication, that ensures we all enjoy that precious thing that’s the life blood of any democracy – freely available information.' - Lord Hall, BBC


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Sep 04, 2020


Sep 04, 2020


(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Aug 24, 2020

Nish Chugh

Dhruti's masterclass was quite useful. Thanks for organizing these sessions. Best


Aug 20, 2020


Aug 19, 2020


Aug 18, 2020


Way 2 Go !!!!! nearly there at TARGET Sue!!!!! 4 Your Beloved John.


Aug 17, 2020


In memory of a very fine journalist

(plus 62.50 giftaid)

Aug 16, 2020

Karens mum

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Aug 14, 2020

Clare Furey

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Aug 13, 2020

Francis Cox

I didn't know John Schofield, but his lovely wife Susie was my colleague at The Terrence Higgins Trust. The news of John's death, in my last days at the Trust before I moved to Amsterdam, is branded in my memory.



Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 5,081.88

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Raised offline 1,100.00

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