About the Good News Children's Trust UK


The Trust

The idea for the Good News Children’s Trust UK began in 1999, when Jane and Roger lived in Lymington, Hampshire. The United Reformed Church, where Jane was Minister, made a commitment to raise the money to buy a piece of land to build a new Children’s Home in Mombasa, Kenya.

The grand daughter of one of the members of the church was teaching in Mombasa and while she was there she helped out at the Home. She was so passionate about how hardworking the Trustees were in providing the best home they could for the children in their care. The accommodation was very basic. Money was in very short supply. The Home was often kept going by donations in kind. The church in Lymington took it on as a project.

When Roger & Jane visited in 2006, they came home determined to launch a UK charity to help.

Jane & Roger met Brian & Christine at their hotel in Mombasa. They became firm friends and agreed to go into this venture together.

Roger has been involved in fundraising and community work, Jane’s church work has taken her to Zambia and Brian & Christine have lived and worked across the world. All were agreed that the best approach was to help local people help their own children.

It took just over a year to put the paperwork together. Our inaugural Trustees meeting was held in Mombasa in November 2007. The charity was registered in January 2008.

The idea for the Good News Children’s Trust UK began with a commitment to raise the money to buy a piece of land to build a new Children’s Home in Mombasa, Kenya

The Trustees

Roger

RogerRoger has a background in retail and sales. He is a passionate fundraiser with a proven track record both individually and as part of a team raising funds for a £1m church project. Roger has supported Jane in her work and brings the experience gained from being Chief Coordinator of Lymington Care Group.


Jane

JaneRev. Jane is married to Roger and is the United Reformed Church minister in Welwyn Garden City. She took the lead in establishing a formal link between Wessex Synod of the URC and the Lusaka Presbytery of the United Church of Zambia both organizing and leading exchange programmes. She has been involved with work in Mombasa for 12 years. She has experience of establishing UK faith based multi agency/ ecumenical outreach initiatives and working with volunteers and NGO’s. Led her previous church through a development process establishing outreach ministries and raising £1M to redevelop their buildings.


Brian

BrianRetired film accountant. Brian spent over thirty years working in the motion picture industry as a Production Accountant. He was responsible for the budget and costing of many major productions during his long career and has worked in numerous countries throughout the world.


Christine

ChristineIs a retired businesswoman who has travelled extensively working in many different parts of the world. Her career has taken her to such countries as Spain, Columbia, Thailand, Canada and the USA.

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