The foundation was set up in March 2014 in memory of our son Dominic Loftus (Dom), who was the victim of a tragic and needless car crash in October 2013.
The main aim of the charity is to provide small bursaries to school leavers who now have to go on to further education or complete an apprenticeship. Depending on the course they take, many will need extra equipment or work wear, for example chefs knives or whites, hairdressing or beauty equipment, or just an extra pair of overalls.
There are also ‘DOM’ awards for achievement sponsored by the Foundation including; DOM award for ‘Writing Achievement’ and the DOM ‘Knuckle Down’ award sponsored at Ullswater College. Others will follow.