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Ruth Hayman Trust: Remembering Ruth

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NATECLA's nominated charity, the Ruth Hayman Trust, is delighted to invite the ESOL community to an online celebration of the remarkable woman in whose name the Trust was founded.


  • DATE: Tuesday 9 November 2021
  • TIME: 18:00 - 19:00
  • LOCATION:  Online

The Trust is delighted to be able to honour the memory of Ruth Hayman 40 years on from her death in 1981.  The event will remember and record both her courageous fight against apartheid in her native South Africa and, after she was banned, her pioneering work in the UK in providing educational opportunities for people who speak English as a second or other language.  
To help do this there will be memories from her family, a tribute for her anti-apartheid work from the Trust's patron, Lord Peter Hain, whose own South African experience uniquely qualifies him to honour her (his parents knew Ruth) and accounts by her colleagues of her work in ESOL.  Finally, you’ll hear how the legacy of Ruth Hayman is being preserved through the work of the Trust founded in her name, and Shabibi Shah, refugee from Afghanistan, former trustee and now patron, will speak from the heart about the importance of education for those seeking sanctuary in the UK today.
The Trust is not charging a fee for this event but to help continue Ruth's legacy they are seeking more regular supporters. Monthly donations, however big or small, are the donations they can rely on to carry on their work. 



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About the Ruth Hayman Trust

RHT logoThe Ruth Hayman Trust is NATECLA's nominated charity which awards small grants to support the education and training of adults who have come to settle in the UK, speak English as a second or other language and have difficulty paying for their studies.

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  • Date(s): 09 November 2021 to 09 November 2021
  • Price: Free

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