The trustees of Equipe are as follows.
Tony and his wife Margaret first set up Equipe in 1998. Tony leads a group of Christian Churches that operate through an organisation called New Day International. Tony travels extensively overseas, to Europe, the US and Africa. Tony and Margaret live in Wrexham and have two grown up children and five grandchildren.
Pauline has recently become a trustee although she has been involved in our work for many years. She lives with her husband Eddie in Warrington and has four grown up children
Sue and her husband John have worked extensively in Uganda to help construct schools and other infrastructure and currently they are responsible for managing Equipe’s Child Sponsorship programme. Originally they worked through their own charity called Maranatha Gateway but this charity merged with Equipe in 2011. John and Sue spend a large part of their year in Uganda and have built a Vocational Training Centre on the Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria to help develop the skills in this remote part of Uganda. When they are in the UK they live in Ross on Wye and have two grown up children and two grandchildren.
Mike spent most of his working career in sales, latterly for a major Christian publishing company. In 2012 he visited Uganda for the first time and the following year travelled to join Sue and John Gasston in Kalangala where he has been involved in the development of the Maranatha Gateway Vocational Training Centre. He has also created links with other projects in Uganda and has visited Kenya and Tanzania. Mike is widowed and lives in Wrexham, North Wales. He has five sons and four grandchildren. Now based back in the UK he is Equipe’s “ambassador” to the UK and is involved in marketing the organisation. He particularly enjoys visiting schools to help children here understand what it’s like to grow up and go to school in East Africa.
Nicholas is Equipe’s partner in Kenya. He has worked with Equipe since 1998. He and his wife Sylvia live in Homa Bay in the far West of Kenya. He has founded a school ‘Sister Delores Primary’ and orphanage in the area. He also administers the child sponsorship scheme and has a vision to reach the most needy with help and support. His grown up children help to run the local school and work with him.
Abbey and his wife Samalie live in Kampala, Uganda. They have partnered with Equipe since 2000 and have built a school and orphanage in a poor area in the North of the city. He administers the child sponsorship programme in Uganda. They have two of their own children but look after many others.
Daniel and his wife Debra live in Musoma, one of the poorest areas of Tanzania. He was a school teacher but with the help of Equipe built and now runs a school of his own as well as supporting sponsored children in an orphanage. He runs a feeding programme that ensures that many children do not become victims of starvation. He and his wife have four children but care for many more.