Lisa has become Chair of Cook 4 Care. Cook4care is a young charity focused on providing healthy, home cooked, nutritious meals to the homes of young carers and their families.
Lisa has helped advise and support Elmbridge CAN Elmbridge which is a small charity supporting the resettlement of refugees and building a culture of welcome within the communities of Elmbridge Borough.
Cancer Research – Early Detection
Support of the International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED) which is a £55 million partnership between Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and five of the world’s foremost centres in early detection research.
Vision for a Nation
Vision for a Nation Foundation is an award-winning sight charity working to unlock the potential of the world’s poorest communities by making eye care globally accessible.
We are pleased to support this excellent charity expand their capability in Ghana.
2019 Manor Mead and Walton Leigh
Since 2016 Lisa has been a governor of Walton Leigh Secondary Special School for students with severe/profound and complex learning difficulties. In 2017 Lisa become the Chair of Governors for Walton Leigh and also Manor Mead, Walton Leigh’s sister school for primary age children.
Since 2012 Lisa has worked with the senior team of Refuge – the leading UK charity addressing domestic violence. Lisa has undertaken a number roles including facilitating the development of Refuge’s strategy, annual objectives and plans and also assisted with funding proposals.
Since 2015 Lisa has made a major contribution to Home-start a major UK charity that recruits volunteers to help families with young children deal with the challenges they face such as depression, bereavement and financial problems. This cost-effective early intervention often helps families deal with their problems before they become crises. Lisa is currently the Chair of Home-start Surrey and Home-start Elmbridge.
Many of the projects listed here have been undertaken with / by the excellent UK/Ghana charity Afrikids so they deserve a dedicated mention and link. In their own words Afrikds’ vision is
To ensure that every child in Ghana is afforded his/her rights as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and to do this by building the capacity and resources of local people, organisations and initiatives in such a way that they will be able to continue their efforts independently and sustainably in the future.
Since 2004 we have built a close relationship with the team at Afrikids and have visited many of the projects to see the impact for ourselves. As a result of this we also give unrestricted funding to help with generic needs knowing this will be well used. We thoroughly recommend Afrikds to you – please click on the link below to visit their site.
2015 Next Generation Home
Donation to help support this residential home that helps transition children from the streets back into homes and education. Pictured next to me is Atule who we helped sponsored back to school many years ago and for a time lived at the NGH.
2017 Gooch’s sports foundation
Donation to help Graham in his excellent work to help disadvantaged children access sport and of course cricket !