Deri’s 170 page book complete with 14 colour photographs describes her many experiences
whilst visiting Rwanda. Her fascinating stories will make you laugh and make you
Due to the imminent closure of the Trust - this site is now being closed - many many
thanks to everyone
Welcome to the David Rundle Trust website
a Charity helping the people of Rwanda
This small but beautiful, mountainous country is situated in central Africa and shares
its western border with the still highly volatile Democratic Republic of Congo. The
violence of genocide and ensuing war destroyed Rwanda's infrastructure and severely
impoverished the population, particularly women and children. The memory of these
times continues to affect Rwanda and the surrounding area of Africa to this day.
The Trust works mainly in the remote foothills of the Virunga mountains (home of
the famous mountain gorillas) but also as far south west as Cyungugu on Lake Kivu.
There is now gender programme for women; free schooling up to the age of 13 years;
free Family Planning for women holding health cards; banning of all plastic bags;
building of wood saving Bono cookers reducing carbon emissions by 80% and saving
gorillas' habitat who are an important part of tourism and the economy. Great progress
is being made in many areas and Rwandans are positive and determined to make a future
for their children.
TRUSTEES Susan Vicary - Treasurer Terry Adams - Secretary Joyce Clarke Chris Adams
FRIENDS OF THE TRUST Lisa Goodchap Paul Ellam Derek and Julia Jeffrey Michelle Williams Sandie and Brian Ward Beci Worth Gingerweb Sylvia Smith
It is with much sadness that I write to report that around midday on Wednesday, December
21st 2016 Deri passed away peacefully at home with Leigh her daughter by her side.
Deri was someone very special and will be long remembered by everyone that knew her.
The Funeral service was on December 31st 2016 at St. Mary’s Church, Appledore which
was a date that held a special meaning for Deri.
All donations went to the North Devon Children’s Hospice and St Mary’s Church, Appledore
Terry Adams (Secretary)
In accordance with Deri’s wishes, the Trust is being wound down with all funds going
to Rwanda to enable existing Trust funded students to complete their educational
The Trust would like to thank most sincerely everyone who has helped over the years.
Through your generosity it has been possible to make such a big difference to the
lives of the Rwandan people .