Team, Social Media and Project Officer
I moved to Teams4U in 2020 after working as an Advocate for adults with disabilities for the past 10 years. Prior to this i have worked for Shelter Cymru and Prince’s Trust. Having grown up with the shoebox project it is something I’ve always wanted to be involved with more and jumped at the opportunity when it arose.
Head of Programmes
I started working with T4U in 2012, supporting our incredible volunteer regional team who run Shoebox centres and collections across the country. I work with our International Team on our long-term programmes in Uganda and Sierra Leone, and manage applying and reporting on grants.
I am married to Garan who volunteers his IT skills, regularly helping me fix the office printer(!), and we have two children.
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.
Uganda Project Director
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.
Lead Educator, Uganda
Christine is a deputy head teacher, with a Diploma in Primary Education and currently pursuing Bachelor of Education in Primary Education. She is married with three children and has been involved with T4U since 2015
Her focus is working with the community, teachers, pupils, nurses to reduce menstrual health absenteeism among school age going children.
Lead Educator, Uganda
Alice is an enrolled Nurse with a certificate in enrolled Nursing and is currently completing her diploma in comprehensive Nursing. She is widowed with two children and has been involved with T4U since 2017
Her focus is working with adolescents in prevention of STDs and teenage pregnancies so that they can complete their education uninterrupted.
Sierra Leone Project Director
Helga was born and lives in Sierra Leone. She graduated with an HR degree but her vision and passion was always to work with disadvantaged young people and so she now works full time for Teams4U overseeing the various in-country projects.
Helga lives in the capital Freetown with her daughter and sister.
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 fulfilment 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.
I have been involved with T4U since the beginning, working as a volunteer producing videos to promote the work of the charity. After retiring from a career at the BBC, I have become a Trustee and also continue to film and edit videos to explain and promote our projects.
It’s a privilege being part of this dynamic team, overseeing and helping steer the charities goals.
I am married to Sharon, have two fantastic children and a very lively Grandson.
Ian Mackenzie (Mackers)
For many years Ian was self-employed in the Landscape and construction industry, when he got the call to ‘action’. He joined the first convoy of trucks heading to Romania back in 1989 when Dave Cooke asked for his help.
Since then ‘Mackers’ has been involved in many construction and refurbishment projects around the world alongside Dave and joined him when Dave formed Teams4u back in 2012.