I first came across Karibuni’s work through a visit by Bill and Joy to Oakley Methodist church for a mission’s weekend. For many years I was active in running an MAYC youth club so hearing that Karibuni arose from an experience Corinne had at a London MAYC event spurred me into taking a closer look at the work of the Karibuni Children. Subsequently we have enjoyed the company of Bill and Joy at a number of fund raising events at Oakley Methodist Church, I now have the wider role of seeking long term secure funding for the vital work of the Karibuni Children.
Most of my working life has been spent in Central Government and in particular the Foreign Office. My work at the Foreign Office necessitated a number of visits to Kenya and other African countries so I gained first had experience of some of the difficulties facing children in impoverished parts of Africa. I am now working part-time as a director of Malcolm Reading Consultants in central London.
I have been married for many years and have 2 grown up sons. I am a Methodist Local Preacher, and local church property steward. To relax I just disappear into my garden which gives me a great deal of joy.