Helen Sims is an accomplished Occupational Therapist, who saw the work that ECSAT does during her many years living in Sri Lanka and decided to get involved. As Treasurer, Helen is leading on accounting, budgeting and giftaid, and also provides vital links to therapists and specialists in Sri Lanka.
Gina Graham is a retired special education teacher who has an advanced diploma in special education, and an MA in inclusive education. She has supported ECSAT since 2007 as a special education trainer, and visits Sri Lanka regularly to volunteer her skills. Gina leads on the webshop.
David Searle is a managing director in the charity sector. In recent years, he has developed an interest in community work overseas and has been involved in a number of projects. He was pleased to be introduced to ECSAT on a trip to Sri Lanka and was impressed by the significant difference it is making in its community. David is leading on fundraising and mentoring.
Daisy Perry is an English teacher who lived in Sri Lanka and continues to have strong contacts with the country. She has been involved with ECSAT since 2011, writing and editing news reports and press releases. Daisy has a BA in English Literature and an MA in South Asian Studies.
Friends of ECSAT UK
About Friends of ECSAT UK
Friends of ECSAT UK (FoE UK) was set up to raise funds and give support and advice to ECSAT. FoE UK is a registered charity (number 1132881) and is run entirely by volunteers.
Our vision is that ECSAT's inclusive, community based model is internationally recognised, financially sustainable and continually developing. We aim to build the strength and capacity of ECSAT in Sri Lanka through engaging in fundraising, capacity building and awareness raising.
FoE also runs a webshop with handicrafts produced at ECSAT, applies for grants in the UK and arranges events and activities to raise funds for ECSAT.
We run events for ECSAT supporters in the UK and attend major annual events such as the Festival of Cricket and BRISLA (British Sri Lanka Association) Awards. In 2017 we were proud to be the beneficiary charity of the BRISLA Awards being held at Lords cricket ground.
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We are always looking for people with passion who want to get involved and support our work. Whether you want to volunteer in Sri Lanka, run a fundraising event or are interested in becoming a Trustee - we'd love to hear from you!
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