Hendri Coetzee Trust (HCT)

The inspiration for forming a Trust in Hendri’s name came after the memorial service that was held in Centurion, South Africa on 28 Jan 2010. Some of Hendri’s close friends suggested forming a Committee to steer his legacy and the publishing of his book. The decision was then made to form a Trust that could serve as a legal body to manage Hendri’s legacy in an organized and effective way.

Members of the Trust

Marie Coetzee Nieman (Hendri’s mother)

Adriaan Nieman (Hendri’s step father)

Pete Meredith (Close friend and associate)

The Trust is be supported by an active and involved Steering Team

Kara Blackmore: Presently Chief Editor of the Best Day Ever (BDE) autobiographic book

Emily Hatfield: Presently Project Leader - Best Day Ever publishing

Maddy Leslie: Presently Graphic Design for book and HCT website

Celliers Kruger: Presently Press and Media Coordinator

Gustav Nel: Presently: Managing and Coordinating Hendri videos on website

Hennie Coetzee: Presently Legal Advisor to the Trust

Annelien Nieman: Representative of Coetzee/Nieman siblings

Elmarie Marais: Website Manager

Vision of the Trust

The vision of the HCT is to commemorate and advance the legacy of Hendri Coetzee through his inspirational philosophy of life and adventure.


The mission of the HCT is to contribute towards worthy causes aimed at improving the quality of life for communities and individuals.

Main Objectives

To manage Hendri’s legacy

To encourage people to live the Best Day Ever (BDE)

To raise funds through innovative and creative outlets

To share the ripple effect of Hendri’s story

Financial support for Worthy Causes

Criteria for applications for worthy causes the HCT Trust will support each year will be made available in due time.

To donate to the HTC. Please use your name and email as a reference

Bank details for deposits
Bank: Standard Bank Centurion
Name: Hendri Coetzee Trust
Acc: 410264245
Branch: Centurion, SA
Branch Code: 012654
Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ