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Mamie Martin Fund
Mamie Martin Fund
The Thompson Scholarship Fund

The Thompson Scholarship Fund

Why we need your help

Note: BTMyDonate, where this Fund had originally been hosted, has closed and so this new page carries forward the amount raised on the original page. No donations have been lost.

Jack and Phyllis Thompson first arrived in Malawi in 1970 when Jack was appointed as a teacher at Livingstonia Secondary School and they both became fully involved in the life of the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia. Through classroom teaching, historical research, postgraduate supervision, educational leadership and, above all, through the friendships they formed with Malawian colleagues and students, Jack and Phyllis made an impact that will long be cherished. Jack died in 2017 and Phyllis in 2018, their loss greatly mourned both in Malawi and in the UK.

In recognition of their contribution, the Thompson Scholarship Fund was launched in 2018 to provide the opportunity of a secondary education to girls who would otherwise miss out due to lack of means.

Both Jack and Phyllis supported education in Malawi throughout their lives and were acutely aware of the particular need for financial support to girls and young women at secondary school and university. Any funding which directly enables girls to stay at school makes a difference to their lives, the lives of their present and future families and, we all hope, to the Nation.

Three 'Thompson' girls started their secondary education at Embangweni School for Deaf Children in September 2019. They will be supported by this Fund and mainstream Mamie Martin Fund resources until they complete secondary school - that is likely to be six years rather than four years which was first envisaged. Although this campaign has reached its target, it will stay open to welcome continuing support of these girls for their whole secondary school education.


raised towards 12,000.00 target


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Aug 21, 2020

Emlyn and Ann

This is in memory of Jack and Phyllis and to help education of girls in Northers Malaiawi

(plus 62.50 giftaid)

Jun 13, 2020


(plus 5.00 giftaid)

May 26, 2020

Paul Helen and Clara Egdell

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jan 24, 2020


Phyllis and Jack live on in our hearts

(plus 37.50 giftaid)

Dec 11, 2019


In loving memory of two extraordinary parents.

(plus 625.00 giftaid)

Jul 11, 2019


(plus 5.00 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 14,423.00

Direct donations


Raised offline 10,623.00

Fundraising pages


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