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The Sam Ling Gibson Trust was set up to support and fundraise for the Casa Taller community organisation by the following means :-

Personal donations from individuals – either one off donations or a regular direct debit .
This is done directly through the “DONATE” link and which, for everyone’s security this is through a PayPal site which is transferred straight into the Trust’s bank account, or simply by entering your credit/debit card details if you prefer.

Fundraising activities so far :

Donations collected at Sam’s wake.

Giving talks about the development and ongoing work at Casa Taller community.

Raffles : Lisa, friend of Sams made a cake and raffled it.

Creating this website to enable individuals to donate

DJ Seb Wildblood made a remix to contribute to the Trust’s fundraising

An on line celebration of Sams birthday to mark  what would have been Sam’s 36th Birthday in May 2020. The response to the event was fantastic – Sams friends, family and colleagues from around the world added memories and used their talents to create some wonderful tributes to Sam : music, songs, poems, videos, recipes. Donations large and small came in giving the Trust a great foundation to build on, to support the community at Casa Taller.

The local labour party held a collection.


In July 2020, a group of approx 30 of Sams friends formed a B2B Geordie Crew to do a sponsored walk/run/cycle of  the distance from Sam’s family home in the North East of England to Bogota where he lived in Columbia, a distance of 5,248 miles, or 8,846 kilometres. They covered much more than double that and raised £17,496 to support the amazing work of Casa Taller, in memory of their dear friend Sam. That was more than anyone could have wished for and has helped with training young leaders, keeping the house open for the community during COVID, and a lot of building work.

Here are some pictures of that building work :-

Upcoming Events

In 2021, Sam’s friends, the B2B Geordie Crew, have committed themselves to undertake a more ambitious marathon fundraiser – walking, cycling, running throughout July.

We welcome all fundraising proposals which help Casa Taller.

The Sam Ling Gibson Trust is a UK Charity No 1191726