Here are some of the people that have been funded by the Hockerill Foundation.

Read some of their thouhts on the impact that the funding has had on their life and careers.



I have now completed my teaching degree and have been successful in a gaining a position as a Lecturer of Agriculture at a Further Education College on the outskirts of Norwich, teaching children from 14 up to adults. This is not what I had planned to do, however this exciting opportunity combines my industry knowledge of 27 years and my newly acquired skills as a teacher. On behalf of my wife and family I thank the trustees for their support over the past years. It has been a tremendous comfort knowing that there are people who have understood our situation and offered help.

Martyn achieved a BA (2:1) in Education as a mature student at Anglia Polytechnic University.


Thank you so much for your generous donation for this academic year. The money I received last term was a great blessing and was put to good use buying text books and stationery for my teaching course. Your donation has in no small part assisted me in my pursuit of a career as a primary school teacher and I am very grateful for that.

Alex took a BA in Primary Education at Roehampton University.


I would like to thank the Foundation for the support it has given me over the course. The money has really helped me in achieving what I have so far. I was awarded the Adult Learner Award for Trinity and All Saints College and I am sure it is with your assistance that I received this award.

Clair has a number of physical disabilities, and as an adult student at Trinity and All Saints College gained a BA(2:1) in Education, specialising in Maths.

Clair now works as a year 5 teacher at a Catholic school in Rotherham.


I am writing to give my thanks and appreciation of the grant I was awarded. I used the grant to help towards costs for the care of my toddler whilst I completed my final school placement of my initial teacher training. Thank you, it would have been extremely difficult without your help.

KKristy graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a BA (2.1) in Primary Education with QTS.

Jill Blacknell

Being a single mother of three I found I had to be very organised on the Primary Education Course at Winchester University. Obviously, the course took a lot of commitment and hard work but was worth it to have a degree and a very enjoyable job at the end of it. Financial worries were eased greatly by the grant given by the Hockerill Foundation.

JJill graduated from Winchester with a BA 2:1 in Primary Education and is now a year 2 teacher at an infant school in Hampshire.


Thank you so much for the grant from the Foundation – it has made my summer and will make studying at Durham University an economic viability. I shall ensure this money is spent wisely to enable me to make the most of my studies. Thank you so very much for all the support the Foundation has provided – without it, university would have remained unattainable and Durham merely a dream.

JJoseph is reading for a degree in theology at Durham University with a view to teaching or lecturing


Thank you for the financial support you provided over this last academic year. I have now graduated from the University of Wales, Bangor, with a B Ed (Honours) 2:1 with QTS. It is certainly due to your help and the Foundation that I was able to achieve this. Your Foundation is an excellent idea and I hope that other people can benefit from it just as I did.


Thank you for your kind and generous grant, which was used to help me complete my BEd with QTS at the University of Hertfordshire. Completing any degree brings many financial strains and your grant helped in many ways to relieve these worries and stress. I have now finished my degree and have secured my first teaching position at an infant school in Hertfordshire.