When Fiona Ormiston Murray and her husband tragically died on their honeymoon in 1968, her family were devastated. Fiona had loved children and it was no secret that she was excited about starting her own family. In response the family sought to create a lasting memorial. Her father George and brother Peter, therefore started a charitable trust devoted to enabling children and families to fulfil their potential.’
Ormiston Trust is a grant-making trust that is not open to applications. It works strategically in its areas of interest which are principally with schools and organisations supporting children, young people and families.
“We envision a future where all children and young people can lead fulfilling lives.”
Our mission is to invest in the delivery of high quality programmes through children’s services and academies that will improve the life skills of the young people and families they support.
To achieve this mission, we work in close partnership with Ormiston Families and Ormiston Academies Trust who are able to deliver effective programmes to the young people and families.
“We improve the life chances of children and young people by partnering with and investing in schools, charities and organisations who share our goals”
Ormiston Trust is committed to:
Ormiston Trust opened its first children’s centre in 1981 and has continued to grow ever since
NEWMARKET CHILDREN AND FAMILIES PROJECT OPENED
PETER MURRAY MET DAVID WRIGHT OF SAVE THE CHILDREN
IMAGE: Peter Murray with David Wright of Save the Children
A VISIT FROM PRINCESS ANNE
OPENING OF ORMISTON CENTRE IN COLCHESTER
IMAGE: Lady Tollemache with Trevor Brooking MBE
THE FIRST ANNIVERSAY OF THE OPENING OF THE ORMISTON CENTRE
IMAGE: Kinship article 1996
PUTTING CHILDREN FIRST
IMAGE: Putting Children First 1998 doc
ORMISTON CHILDREN & FAMILIES TRUST ANNUAL REVIEW 2000
JOINTLY FUNDED NOMS CONTRACT WAS INITIATED
MAKING FATHERS MATTER
ORMISTON: THE FIRST DECADES
VISITING MY DAD
THE FIRST ORMISTON ACADEMY WAS SET UP
TIME FOR FAMILIES
THE ORMISTON RACING WELFARE RACE DAY
ORMISTON ACADEMIES TRUST WAS FOUNDED
DUNCAN MURRAY JOINS ORMISTON TRUST AS A TRUSTEE
THE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM IS INCORPERATED INTO ORMISTON ACADEMIES
DIANA MURRAY JOINS ORMISTON TRUST AS A TRUSTEE
THE ORMISTON TRUST BURSARY FUND WAS LAUNCHED.
IMAGE: Pictured are three students from Ormiston Park Academy reaching the Microsoft Office Software World Championships in 2016
STEVE MACLEOD JOINS ORMISTON TRUST AS A TRUSTEE
ORMISTON TRUST LAUNCHES MAD FUND
ORMISTON REACHES 30 SPONSERED ACADEMIES!
ORMISTON CHILDREN FAMILY TRUST CHANGES NAME...
DAVID CAMERON VISITS AN ACADEMY
ORMISTON TRUST LAUNCHES THE COLLABORATIVE FUND
IMAGE: In 2016 more than 600 students participated in the first collaborative Ormiston Academies Trust 'Road to Rio' Olympic Games, which this year was held at the Northwood Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent.
IAN BROOKMAN JOINS ORMISTON TRUST AS A TRUSTEE
ORMISTON FAMILIES CELEBRATES THEIR 35TH ANNIVERSARY!
IMAGE: Charlotte Wright and Anne Taylor from Ormiston Trust enjoying the celebrations!
ORMISTON TRUST'S BUSY TWITTER PAGE!
OAT SECURES LANDMARK £2M FUNDING FOR SOCIAL ACTION PROJECTS!
ORMISTON TRUST LAUNCHES THE LEADING LIGHTS PROJECT
IMAGE: Leading Lights 2018 Mentor Penny with two students