The Peter Westropp Memorial Trust supports the many carers who provide unpaid assistance to family and friends unable to cope on their own. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures, and can be of any age. It is often assumed the charitable work they do is "a given", and perhaps what any of us would do if we were confronted with the same situation in our own lives. But looking after another person requires commitment, selflessness, and considered thought for someone else, often to the detriment of the carer themselves.
The Trust donates directly to charities, such as the Carers Trust, whose role it is to help the carers cope with the emotional and physical strain of caring by providing comfort and encouragement. The Trust also hopes to go some way to increasing the awareness of Carers and the invaluable contribution they make to the lives of others.
A big part of Pete's life was his empathy for other people. Whether he was with family, friends, or making a first introduction, Peter appreciated and connected with those around him, and so would like the idea of making a contribution to this largely unrecognised group. Caring is a charitable act that needs our support.