The Nikki Waterhouse Trust was set up in memory of our dear colleague and friend, Nicole Waterhouse, who at the age of 32, was sadly taken away from us following tragic circumstances on 20th October 2013. Nikki was a bright, lovely girl who loved life; she was a much loved daughter and sister and a generous friend. Her loss deeply affected everyone who knew her.

The Trust was formed by John Waterhouse, Nikki’s father, together with Kevin Hollinrake, Glynis Frew, Ed Jones and Martin Robinson who all wanted something good to come out of a tragic event.

Nikki loved children so it felt right to create a trust in her name to help make a difference to their lives. The Nikki Waterhouse Trust aims to support children and their families in times of need


Our Work

The charity is devoted to helping children under the age 18 who are victims of war, natural disaster or catastrophe. The Trust aims to help children who suffer from life threatening or terminal illness or those who have suffered an injury that has had a catastrophic effect on their and their family’s life.

We also aim to support families with children who suffered due to natural disaster and lost their home and /or property and supply them with the necessary means to improve their wellbeing.

We welcome applications for funds from all backgrounds and from all over the United Kingdom. For more information or to find out whether you can apply for support please download our application form at the bottom of the page.

Find out more about our work on the Nikki Waterhouse Trust blog



We have been delighted by the warm reception The Nikki Waterhouse Trust has received and by the generosity of our supporters. Through the efforts of our fundraisers the Trust has raised over £35,000 to help in its work. Fundraising so far has included:

Hunters York and District Senior Cricket League: The league generously decided to make the Nikki Waterhouse Trust their designated Charity for 2015, raising funds throughout their cricket season with our collection boxes.

Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon: Members of the team at Hunters, including Director Martin Robinson, ran the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday 11th October 2015. It was a great and challenging run for the team!

Hunters Charity Golf Tournament: This annual event supported the Trust in 2015 and will do so again in July 2016. The tournament is always lots of fun and is thoroughly enjoyed by everyone involved.

If you’d like to get involved with fundraising for the Trust, we’d love to hear from you, fill in the form below or contact us on

Contact Us

The Nikki Waterhouse Trust

Address: Apollo House, Eboracum Way, York, YO31 7RE

Registered Charity No: 1160492



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