Trusts and Foundations

Trusts and Foundations

A word from a funder – Mairi Mickel of The Mickel Fund

"I come across many worthy causes that I’d like the Mickel Fund to support, however Hearts & Minds really stood out for me due mainly to Magdalena’s vision and enthusiasm, and for her fabulous team of Elderflowers who enhance the experience of dementia suffers throughout Scotland.

The Mickel Fund has now been funding the Elderflowers’ programme for the past 4 years. As a small Fund (£100,000 donated annually) we believe in long-term relationships, and understand that the effect of our funding is much better analysed on a cumulative basis over the long term.

I was able to watch the Elderflowers in action at the Dementia ward in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, this was an amazing privilege both as a funder but also as a human to be reminded of the fragility of our existence. The ability of the Elderflower’s to be truly tuned into the specific needs of each patient on the ward on the day of their visit showed a very finely developed sense of connection and a mastery in creatively delivering an amazing performance experience to those who are often otherwise socially isolated. It’s a joy as a funder to be involved with this charity."

Hearts & Minds is very grateful to all the charitable trusts and foundations, which support our work, these include:

AEB Charitable Trust, BBC Children in Need, The Crerar Trust, Gannochy Trust, The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust, Odin Charitable Trust, Queensberry House Trust, Sick Kids Friends Foundation, St James Place Foundation, Lloyds TSB Foundation, The Mickel Fund, The Wessex Youth Trust, R S Macdonald Charitable Trust, The Robertson Trust, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Radio Forth Cash for Kids, Souter Trust, Royal Caledonian Charities Trust, Erskine Cunningham Hill Trust, Trefoil House, The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust.

We are also very grateful for the support from Falkirk Council and West Lothian Council.