Tiggy’s Trust aims to assist young equestrians through mental health support and by providing training and education to enable them to achieve their goals
Tiggy’s Trust is a foundation that was set up in memory of Tiggy Hancock, an all-round wonderful person, talented rider, beloved daughter, adored sister and loyal friend who was taken from this world on the 16th of June 2021 at just 15 years of age.
It was no coincidence that Tiggy touched the lives of so many in her short life – her golden heart, infectious fun personality and cheeky smile extended to all who knew her. Despite her young age she had the capacity to reach out and offer positivity to those around her, both young and old, and through the Trust we hope to continue that legacy.
Tiggy’s Trust has been set up as a way of honouring Tiggy’s memory by spreading the kindness, generosity and inclusivity that was an integral part of her personality.
Thank you, Jane, Frank, Eliza, Lucy and Tiggy xxx
Key objectives of the Trust.
Tiggy was known for her exceptional sportsmanship. Whether she won or lost she always took it with a smile, she was supportive to her fellow competitors and had a unique ability to focus on all things positive.
Tiggy truly was a shining example to other young people rejoicing in her winnings but gracious and sanguine in defeat enabling her to take the most from both good and bad days.
The trust aims to develop and nurture in the young equestrian community the same sense of positivity that Tiggy exuded.
Education and Training
The Trust is keen to ensure that all aspiring young athletes have access to top class coaches and training facilities. Tiggy as an elite athlete benefits hugely from these. The trust will give particular emphasis on individuals who don’t currently have access to these services.
Top international coaches who were involved in Tiggy’s development as an elite athlete have already generously approached the Trust to offer their services.