This fund was set up in 2010 by Caitlin’s mother, and Gumboots UK trustee, Margz Green in memory of her beloved daughter Caitlin who died at age 27 after a long and brave struggle. She was a bright, intelligent and well-read young woman who made the most of her study opportunities and gained a first-class degree in English at Sheffield University. Born and raised in South Africa, Margz wanted something positive to come out of her tragic and painful loss. With Caitlin’s modest estate she established a fund to support the education of disadvantaged young women in South Africa.
Gumboots UK and our sister organisation Gumboots SA are increasingly seeing that the educational support of young people is one of the most effective ways of improving their life chances. For this reason, we were delighted to adopt the Caitlin Fund under our umbrella. Caitlin’s family and friends have also contributed generously to the fund which has now supported several girls and young women through their education and into the world of work.