Donations to the Foundation

How to Give

The Li Tim Oi Foundation depends entirely on the generosity of its supporters.

We are so grateful to our supporters for their generosity over the past 25 years. Their support has enabled us to give grants to most of the women who qualify. We know, however, that the need for education continues to increase, and that with increased funds we can help even more women.

We welcome one-off gifts or regular donations, gift aided where appropriate. We also encourage supporters to remember the Foundation in their wills. We have seen the transformative effect that education has had in the lives of the women who receive training and in the lives of the people among whom they live and work. By leaving a legacy to the Foundation, you are helping to ensure that the next generation of Anglican women and girls will be prepared to meet the needs of their churches and communities. The advice of a lawyer may be sought, though a suggested wording for a simple Codicil to an existing will can be downloaded here.

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Celebrating Three Legacies

Violet Needham

gave lifelong service to the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge. In her will she left a considerable legacy to be used to support women preparing for ordination. SPCK Worldwide decided that the Li Tim-Oi Foundation should administer these funds, and Ms Sue Parks, its then Director, became a Trustee of the Foundation. We have now distributed the funds of the Violet Needham bequest and remain grateful to the SPCK for their enthusiasm and creativity in partnering with the Li Tim Oi Foundation.

The Rev Linda Woolhouse

was one of the first Church of England women priests ordained in 1994. Linda left a substantial legacy to the Foundation, inspired by the ministry of the women she met in Tanzania. She considered that donating a legacy to the Li Tim Oi Foundation was the best way of empowering women in Tanzania in the future.  

Rita Lee-Chui

Florence Li Tim Oi’s sister, gave funds to start up the Foundation. When Rita died in 2016, she also left a generous legacy to the Foundation in her will. Rita’s legacy has meant that the Foundation can expand its scope and reach out to women in countries where until now no women have applied for grants. Her generosity will continue to change lives, in memory of the sister she loved and admired.

These three legacies have greatly helped to support the work of the Foundation. We are so grateful to these women and to the many other supporters who continue to give generously.

Li Tim-Oi Foundation Accounts

The most recent accounts for the Li Tim-Oi Foundation are available on the Charity Commission website here.  Copy our charity no. 1027837 and paste it into the search box on its website.