Our Trustees

        Julie Vincent

I was appointed Chairperson of AidCamps International in September 2015 however my association with the charity extends back over a decade to its inception in 2002/03.

After graduating from the University of London in 2000 with a BA in French and Linguistics I travelled the world on and off for two years participating in various volunteer projects, which inspired me to become involved in the setting up of AidCamps. 

I am AidCamps' only remaining founding trustee. I established partnerships in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Cameroon and was the project leader for 20 Group AidCamps in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cameroon and Kenya from 2003-2009. 

Although I no longer run Group Projects I am still very much involved in the running of the Charity whilst working in the Reinsurance department of a well known Insurer in London, in addition to bringing up my three young boys.

          Sarah Horne

I 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.  I have spent most of my subsequent career working as an accountant and tax adviser for a well known retailer.

I have been the Treasurer of AidCamps since September 2012, but previously worked with the charity providing accounting support.     

            Janet Clark

I have worked as consultant in research and evaluation for over a decade specialising in undertaking research with marginalised groups. I currently work for VSO in their Impact and Accountability team taking a lead role on evaluation.

I have an MA in social research and evaluation, a post graduate certificate in conflict and development and am currently undertaking an MSc in development.

My first AidCamp was in Cameroon in 2005 and since then I have undertaken an additional three AidCamps in Malawi, Sri Lanka and a return trip 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!


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Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Our partners in South India, SCAD have created an appeal to try and help the hundreds of villages and thousands of people they are trying to support at this time of crisis.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Our longstanding partner NGO in Sri Lanka, SERVE is seeking support for 1,500 women and children supported through its programmes in Moratuwa and Panadura.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Today would have been the Virgin Money London Marathon. Unfortunately, this major fundraising opportunity has been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, there is a still a way you can support AidCamps by taking the 2.6 challenge. Just think of a challenge that you'd like to do that links to 2.6 or multiples of 2.6, find us on the site and choose us as your beneficiary. It couldn't be easier and your support will make a huge difference to AidCamps at this difficult time!

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