Appeals: The Ruth Hayman Trust

The Ruth Hayman Trust was set up in 1983 to help refugees, asylum-seekers or immigrants in Britain to learn English. The trust is named after Ruth Hayman, a South African lawyer and promoter of racial equality who came to live in Britain after a prolonged period of house arrest in her own country and who then co-founded the National Association for Teaching English and other Community Languages to Adults. The trust gives grants, up to pounds 200 per person, to those having genuine difficulties paying for their English-language or vocational studies, their course and exam fees, textbooks or travelling expenses. The trust, which is run entirely by volunteers, urgently needs to raise funds to continue its work.

The Secretary, Ruth Hayman Trust, c/o Islington Language Scheme, Montem School Annexe, Hornsey Road, London N7 7QT, telephone 071-272 1987.