The trustees who are the driving force
I am 41 years old, am married to Amy and have four girls with ages ranging from 16 year to a year and a half.
Originally from Ghana I have now lived in the UK for about 10 years, I am an ex teacher and hold the ACCA CAT qualification.
I joined Seeway Trust because of its what it stand for, we rescue children and lead them to Jesus, My zeal is to teach the word of God and share of his light and word to them enabling them to grow and be better people who are called to make a difference.
I am married to George, Mother of two. I am now retired from the NHS after a very lengthy period of service I thought that the administration of Seeway Trust with responsibility for sponsorship-liaison, would be responsibilities that would fit more easily into a retired lifestyle!! How naive can one be!!
My role of Sponsorship - Liason encompasses the “Bridge” between the Sponsor who supports a child through Seeway Trust and the child who is supported within the Charity. As the Trust enters its twentieth year of existence, this role has evolved over that time.
Sponsorship has always been a fundamental, if not pivotal, part of the Trusts work and income, alongside Partnership. When a third world culture clashes with the legal requirements of UK Charity law, or a child may sadly die, then the role takes on a different mantle of care, and responsibility becomes more personalised for both Sponsor and Trust alike.
Without doubt one of the exciting experiences for me is when Sponsors have an opportunity to visit their child with the Seeway Trust. There is a joy and a “buzz” of seeing both child and Sponsor come together, in order to get to know, talk, share, swap photos, playing, going through the schoolwork, its all about being relational and personal into a child’s life. In turn these children are absolutely overwhelmed that you should come all the way from the UK to see them.
A now retired Police Officer and Chimney sweep, in my mid sixties I am married with two grown daughters, three grand- daughters, and living the retired lifestyle dream in Mid Devon!
I remain active in developing a Nursery of plants, shrubs and trees for sale in order to, among other things, support the work of the Trust, and I travel primarily to the various places in which Seeway Trust has projects on a regular basis.
My main focus has been Ghana in which I am the lead Trustee and have recently set up the Seeway Education arm of the Trust.
Although it has been 20 years now since Sally, Victor and I began the Trust, it remains my passion to see the work develop further and to be responsive as led.