Welcome to the John And Esther Ellerman Memorial Trust

Organisation History

The trust was founded in 1974 by Saint Dunstan’s South Africa to perpetuate the memory of the late Sir John Reeves Ellerman, who was a great benefactor and friend of Saint Dunstan’s and a Member of the Board.

The John and Esther Ellerman Memorial Trust currently support 20 Orientation and Mobility Practitioners. Over the years this support has assisted those in need to access the relevant skills and training to live empowered and independent lives.

"The John and Esther Ellerman Trust have supported SAMBT since 1998. As a result, over 4000 blind living in villages and townships throughout the country have received Orientation and Mobility Training." - Ian Hutton, Managaing Trustee SAMBT.

3 photos. Two displaying blind children at the their school and the other one an adult with his O&M instructor, using their long canes
Participants of the Long Cane Rally, 2 children and 2 adults
Group of Long Cane Rally Participants with their medals and colourful hats
A group of children walking during the Long Cane Rally
Long Cane Rally Participants with their guide dogs and the dog food that was donated.
A group of children with their long canes during the rally
A Long Cane Rally Medal worn by a participant
3 children, proudly posing with the trophies they received at the Long Cane Rally
Group of Long Cane Rally Participants with officials and marshals