Small Steps For Africa

Small Steps for Africa

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CHARLOTTE BAKER - DIRECTOR ([email protected])

Charlotte graduated in 2014 from the University of Oxford (French & German), and then studied for an MA African Studies at SOAS, London in 2015-16. She is currently working as journalist and has been interested in fundraising and sustainable development for a number of years. She has experience working for number of organisations, including national disabled children's charity, Whizz-Kidz; PDH, Togo; Rights For All, Cameroon, and Akany Avoko, Madagascar. 

PRUE BAKER - TRUSTEE and CHAIR

Prue graduated in German and Librarianship from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and then worked in Higher Education for 10 years before joining Esso for a career in general management.  Latterly, Prue was Managing Director and then CEO of the UK and European subsidiaries of multinational companies. Prue sponsors children with Small Steps for Africa and bring her experience of compliance, regulation and general management to the charity.

RORY DILWORTH - TRUSTEE and SECRETARY

Rory is currently studying Medicine at Warwick University. He has enjoyed volunteering with MENCAP,  has taken an interest in Mental Health First Aid, and is involved in setting up a new support initiative at his University. Outside of this, Rory likes to have a few creative projects ticking over, either artistic or musical, and loves to be out and about in nature whenever possible. He will be helping SSFA with the creation of a new logo and marketing materials, as well as formalising the legal documentation and advising on health projects.

TRACEY BAKER - TRUSTEE and EVENTS COMMITTEE

Tracey spent most of her professional life in the advertising industry, latterly as Managing Director of an agency specialising in travel marketing. She has a vast amount of communications and event organisation experience and conceived the charity's original fundraising project in Uganda. She now runs her own childcare business and advises Small Steps for Africa on marketing and events matters.

JILL RZYM - TRUSTEE and EVENTS COMMITTEE

Jill brings expertise from a number of areas to the team, including direct marketing, strategy and fundraising experience. She also fundraised herself for Small Steps For Africa, completing the London to Paris bike ride and raising over £1500. She has two teenage daughters and a particular interest in education projects.

HELEN PYE - TRUSTEE and SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER

Helen is a journalist by trade, who has worked for the Mail on Sunday's arts and culture magazine, MSN and most recently the Press Association. She studied theology at Oxford University, before doing a Master's degree in magazine journalism at City University, where she specialised in entertainment and women's health journalism.  She has been a supporter of SSFA from the beginning and has watched it take root, so is looking forward to to using her digital skills to grow and promote Small Steps for Africa online and continue the great work it's doing. She recently accompanied director Charlotte on a trip to Madagascar to see first-hand the work of SSFA. She is a huge fan of anything TV, film and theatre-related and loves travelling.