In memory of Malcolm

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Malcolm and Freda

Malcolm Deere devoted most of his professional life to further and higher education: as a lecturer, a college principal and, finally, as deputy head of UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Here, he was instrumental in promoting links between secondary and higher education, particularly for students with vocational qualifications.

Shortly before his death in 2002, Malcolm received an Honorary Doctorate from Plymouth University for services to education.

Malcolm was well known among his many friends for his sense of fairness and justice, especially regarding broader access to university education.

This is why, when leaving a legacy, his wife Freda chose SHINE.

“I feel that supporting SHINE would honour Malcolm’s memory in a particularly fitting way,” she said.

“It feels really good to be able to help others, who haven’t had the same opportunities as us, in this way.

“And to think that a piece about this might persuade others, too, to think of leaving legacies to SHINE, feels even better.”

SHINE is incredibly grateful to Malcolm and Freda for such a thoughtful gift, which helps us to continue our work giving children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to fulfil their potential.

Legacy donations are a wonderful way to support causes you are passionate about.

By leaving a gift to SHINE in memory of a loved one or through your own will, you can create a lasting legacy that supports children and young people in achieving future success.

For more information about how you might consider giving a legacy gift to SHINE, please contact us at