Our Trustees


        Julie Vincent

Julie helped establish AidCamps as a charity in 2003 and has been the Chair of the Board of Trustees since 2015.  She was inspired to set up AidCamps after she graduated with a BA Honours degree in French and Linguistics and spent two years volunteering.

Julie established partnerships in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Cameroon and led 20 projects for AidCamps between 2003 and 2009. Although she no longer runs projects, Julie is still very much involved in the running of AidCamps.

 She works in insurance and is a mum to three young boys.


          Sarah Horne

Sarah graduated from Birmingham University with an Honours Degree in Money, Banking & Finance and then spent four years working for accountancy practices in the North West of England.

She has spent most of her subsequent career working as an accountant and tax adviser in retail, and is now the Finance Director of The Tutor Trust, a Manchester-based charity aiming to help tackle educational inequality.

Sarah has been the Treasurer for AidCamps since September 2012, having previously provided accounting support. She is also a Trustee of Northern Broadsides Theatre Company and We Love MCR Charity.


            Janet Clark

I am a researcher and evaluator with a particular focus on undertaking participatory research with marginalised groups.

I have an MA in social research and evaluation and an MSc in development studies. My research has spanned health, social care, housing, criminal justice, international development and volunteering and I have worked in Ethiopia, Nepal, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, Zambia, Malawi, Nigeria, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Lesotho, eSwatini,  Sri Lanka,  Bangladesh, Cameroon and Sierra Leone.

I currently hold a position at the Ministry of Justice evaluating reform interventions.     

My first AidCamp was in Cameroon in 2005 and since then I have undertaken additional AidCamps in Malawi, Sri Lanka, Nepal and two return trips to Cameroon.

I travel a lot for both work and pleasure, am a keen photographer and enjoy independent and art film.


             Gilly Wright

I first volunteered on a Group AidCamp in 2004 in Tamil Nadu, India having spotted a small advert in a magazine offering short term volunteering. I'd always wanted to work in developing countries but had never the time or resources to go for 6 months, which was all that was available at the time.

Since then, I have been on several AidCamps adding Nepal and Cameroon to my list. I became a Group Co-ordinator in 2009 and have since lead several projects in Cameroon.

My day job is energy and environmental management and I have worked in the field of corporate sustainability. 

As a trustee, I would like to increase the reach of Group and Independent AidCamps to new audiences of people to increase our impact with the communities with whom we work. 


            Julie Cotton

I am a Registered Nurse currently working for the Care Quality Commission inspecting care homes. I have an MSC in Health and Social Care Policy.

I first became involved in AidCamps when my daughter attended an AidCamp in Cameroon and in 2011 I went on an AidCamp to Cameroon with her. Since then I have also been on a project to Nepal with my husband.

In recent years I have worked in a voluntary capacity with Spreading Health, a charity which trains local health professionals in the developing world.

I enjoy a busy social life and spend most of the summer weekends away in our VW Campervan, Bertha. We also have quite a menagerie of animals including dogs, horses and a European Eagle Owl called Oberon. I enjoy reading, horse riding, skiing and gardening in my spare time!


          Terri Sweeney

Terri is a broadcast, media and events consultant for various clients in the corporate, charitable, health and education sectors.

She was previously a Campaigns Producer for BBC Network Radio, BBC News and BBC Learning. She produced major media initiatives and UK-wide events and tours with flagship BBC brands and partners. She also produced the BBC's annual Children in Need campaign for Radio 2 Online.

Prior to her BBC career Terri was a Financial Journalist for UK and international finance and political publications. She has an Honours Degree in Politics and a Masters Degree in Journalism.

Terri became a Trustee for AidCamps in late 2017 and has since produced the relaunch of the AidCamps website and worked with fellow trustee Gillian Wright on a new comms strategy.


             Tony Cook

Tony is a TV Director currently working on the BBC World and BBC News Channels. He has worked with 20 different language services within the BBC, directing and creating news programmes.

Tony has also worked on the Radio 1 Live Lounge, BBC Yorkshire and BBC News Facebook Lives. 

He has also been an NHS Manager and worked with Amnesty International in Lincoln.

Tony became an AidCamps Trustee in 2017.


          



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Sunday, 15 November 2020

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020

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