Senior VAT Manager working with NHS trusts
across the Midlands and South of England
I’m a real sports fanatic – a season ticket holder at West Bromwich Albion FC with my 14 year old son Seth with whom I also play cricket in the summer. Cricket has always been a big part of my life since I started playing when I was 12. Over the years I have had many cricket roles from captaining sides to being groundsman and team secretary. I’ve even used my tea-making skills on occasions! I now play with my son’s side and enjoy passing on my experience to the younger lads in the team.
Additionally, I help run a junior football side (again my son’s team) which is pretty time consuming. I organise the team, match day logistics and stand in as manager now and then.
As a family we are big travellers with our holidays taking us to Australia, Bulgaria (skiing), the Caribbean and USA recently.
When there was an opportunity to set up the new Liaison Amani Children’s Charity, I felt I wanted to make a contribution and thought that my administrative experience gained in running sports teams would be an asset for the new charity. I really wanted to see if I could help out. And here I am – a trustee along with Richard, Lise-Ann and Jodie!
Senior Regional Manager with responsibility
for the VAT team in the South
I’m a proud father to my one year old son Benjamin. I grew up in the countryside with two sisters and two step-brothers. Since then, I have always loved being outside. I have always been into sport and I have enjoyed numerous exciting experiences over the years.
Since the birth of my son I have had to rein all of that in and my free time is generally spent with my family, being outdoors – I enjoy mountain biking when I can get away. This is the reason why the Three Peaks Challenge and London Triathlon were right up my street.
When the idea of setting up the Liaison Amani Children’s Charity was presented to the company, I felt that this was the opportunity for me to get to grips with supporting a truly worthwhile cause. The more I learnt about the charity, the more I wanted to help.
Supporting a charity is a very personal choice and until now, I didn’t have a particular charity I wanted to support from the start. Not only have I now found it but I am also one of the trustees who will help run it!
Payroll Supervisor within our
Workforce Service Centre in Worcester
When the trustee vacancy was announced I had only been with Liaison for a couple of weeks, and I immediately knew that this was a brilliant opportunity for me to become a part of something bigger than myself and to commit to a cause that can have a huge impact.
After travelling around the UK for the past two years to gain experience in payroll, I am now settled and living in Worcester with my partner. We have purchased our first home, so most of our time is spent doing this up– although I always manage to find time for an episode or two of Game of Thrones. I love trying new recipes in the kitchen, going out for long walks in the sun/snow (not the rain!) and spending quality time with my family.
I am a keen traveller and have been lucky enough to visit many wonderful places in the world. As a Liaison Amani trustee I would love to go Tanzania one day and meet the children that all of our fundraising efforts go towards helping.
I am a firm believer in everything that this charity stands for. Every child deserves a good start in life and I am honoured to be involved in this mission.
Project Support Administrator within our
Workforce Service Centre in Worcester
I have been a member of the Liaison family for almost two years now having previously run my own childminding business for three years while my children were babies. I am a keen baker and enjoy seeing how creative I can get when making celebration cakes for friends and family. In my spare time I like to surround myself with family and friends as much as possible. I love cooking and trying out new recipes. I love my home but I love being out and about exploring. If my other half ever asks me what I want for my birthday I will always respond with ‘I want an adventure’. Making memories with my family is the most important thing to me.
I am passionate about fundraising and I have always tried to take part in at least one charity event each year. As well as getting involved in the smaller fundraisers such as bake sales, some of my proudest achievements to come from charity fundraising include abseiling off the Newcastle Tyne Bridge, jumping out of an aeroplane and last year running the Birmingham half marathon for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
I jumped at the opportunity to become Amani’s new trustee. I am a mum to six-year-old twin girls and I am fiercely protective of my own brood so this charity really spoke to me. All children have the right to a full belly, to feel safe and to feel like they matter. Being part of such a fantastic cause really feels like I am making a difference and I am excited to put my energy into helping change lives.