The Kirsty Watts Foundation was initiated by Kirsty Watts, aged 14 at the time, during her treatment and recovery from a malignant brain tumor. Kirsty believes in ‘kids helping kids’ and felt that since she was fortunate to receive incredible support and medical care, she would like to assist children less fortunate than herself.
The guidance and support of the trustees of the foundation have enabled Kirsty to form a trust for this purpose. The trust is funded by fund raising initiatives (such as golf days; poker evenings and motivational speaking) as well as corporate or personal donations. The proceeds are distributed directly to the children identified as requiring assistance for a variety of needs.