|In Dan's Memory we wanted to reach out and help others as Dan had done
throughout his life. Combining his love for the outdoors with a solid plan
we believe the Trust can be a vehicle to support those who are truly lost
and hopefully this may prevent the same tragedy. The Dan Snook Trust
Foundation was therefore started in September 2009 and officially
launched in August, 2010. In Vancouver, British Columbia. It is our long
term goal to continue this work also in the UK.
Our chosen ones
Currently, we have identified a small number of specific charities in North
America, who we will financially support, allowing them to continue their
existing programmes. At the same time we will offer our expertise and
creative ideas to fund raise on their behalf. Our wish is then to introduce
Wilderness adventures and ecological awareness activities that will ensure
the youths can experience all that nature has to offer. The objective is to
give them a sense of achievement and to help them forge new and lasting
friendships through a perspective of trust and team work.
|Our intention is also to work closely with Drug Rehabilitation centres focusing on sexual
abuse victims wherever they maybe, in order to gain knowledge of their
plights. Their aftercare is our primary concern.
Who are we?
Kevin Snook and his two sons, Christopher and Elliot, are active Directors
of the Foundation and are all passionate about supporting the charity and
its chosen partners. They are supported by their Co-Director, Denise Ellis,
and many members of the family, who have so enthusiastically given their
thoughts, ideas and time. Through their international network of contacts
and by developing 'Friends of the Trust' they will also strive to open doors
for young people, who have previously felt that all were shut. Part of this
will be introducing them to 'mentorship' schemes where hopefully their
lives can be rebuilt.
"If this foundation achieves nothing more than to save the lives of one or
two young people per year and restore their faith in themselves and in
other people, then we all believe it was worth it".