I founded Teams4U in 2006 in response to the Beslan atrocities in 2004, realising the difference short term Teams can make and wanting to give ordinary working people the opportunity to make a difference.
My role is to lead volunteer teams all over the world, particularly into Eastern Europe and Africa.
Married to Jill we have 3 daughters and 1 son, who have given us 6 wonderful grandchildren.
This is my fourth year with T4U and it’s a delight to get to make connections with so many wonderfully altruistic volunteers. Volunteers who return from working on a T4U Team really value the opportunity of being part of a humanitarian Team and seeing the impact of their work in country. But what surprises Team members time and time again is the positive impact being on a Team has on them as an individual. It’s so good to be part of what really does seem to be an organisation that makes “Win – Win” situations and experiences happen! It’s Good!
T4U employ me for 12 hours per week. You will find me in the office from 9:30 until 4pm most Wednesdays and Thursdays.
This is my seventh year working with T4U, supporting our incredible volunteer regional team who run Shoebox centres and collections across the country. I am also responsible for applying for grants and managing grant-funded projects. A main part of my role is overseeing our Develop with Dignity programmes in Uganda and Sierra Leone, and our WASH project. I regularly travel to Uganda facilitating training in Sexual Health and Education as well as leading Shoebox Distribution teams to Romania in December.
I am married to Garan who volunteers his IT skills, regularly helping me fix the office printer(!), and we have two young children.
My working pattern is usually Tuesday-Thursday 9.30am-2.30pm
I am only 4 months in and busy learning about Teams4U. Working closely with Ziz; I’m developing our relationship with UK and Ugandan teachers and pupils and heading up our communications.
I left my job of 17 years in the civil service to contribute to the practical response Teams4U gives to those in crisis. I have received a warm welcome from the team and volunteers and I am excited to be heading out on my first trip to Uganda this October.
A Suffolk girl, I moved to Wrexham at 18 to study, met my husband Peter and consider North Wales my home and one of the most beautiful places to be.
My working pattern is usually Wednesday 8am – 5pm, Thursday 8am to 12pm
My role at Teams4U is looking after the books on a day to day basis and I am based in Warwickshire. I have worked voluntarily with Teams4U for 11 years
My work pattern is 1 day a week spread over the whole week, as I have a paid job working for a church as an Operations Manager, that takes up the rest of my time. It is best to get hold of me by email and I will respond as and when I can.
I lead The Community Church Wrexham with my wife Sue. I am the director of several charities that work both locally and overseas, including Erlas Gardens Project, Catch the Fire UK and Teams4U. I am also Director in the thriving online retail Seed Company, Just Seed Ltd. The setting up and running of my own company has been fulfillment of a long-held dream, not only to be a business owner but to have a place where people can be encouraged to fulfil their own dreams. My life is always busy with 5 children and continued attempts to grow a giant pumpkin!
I joined Teams4U 12 years ago and I still 100% enjoy working with amazing people who are making a real difference to the lives of children and their communities. I am a trustee with Teams4U but describe myself as a general dogs body, happy to be involved where needed. I have a passion for our African projects and especially in seeing the improvements to educational opportunities there.
I am very happy to share my experiences and encourage others to become involved.
I am a Horticultural Consultant at work and within the charity just one of the trustees.
Having worked all my life in horticulture in the glasshouse business growing pot plants and bedding plants I ran my own business up until 2012 when I semi-retired.
Have been involved in shoeboxes for over 20 years now and joined Teams4u 4 years ago.
Along with many amazing volunteers we help run an export warehouse in Evesham.
I am married to Alison and we have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
A Certified Public Accountant by qualification, I have been involved with teams4u for over twelve years, deputizing Dave in managing teams of volunteers, planning & preparing programmes and overseeing all Uganda projects.
I am married to Jemima Omoding and we have two amazing Children
I am happy to be contacted at any time.