Team SAFE - Staff Managing Director - Hannah Fitt Hi! Im Hannah - I am one of the founders of SAFE and I'm now the Managing Director so handle all of the operational side of the charity. Im passionate about people and helping them reach their potential. Things I like: Eating, sleeping, creating. Things I don't like: Not eating, not sleeping, sprouts. Random fact: I am so random....picking one is tough - Ive sung Incy Wincy Spider on a bilingual children's nursery rhyme CD....Thats quite random. Finance Director - Caz Clark Hey - Im Caz. I was one of the founding trustees of SAFE and now the finance director - so play with the numbers. I also sort the festivals and outreach events so get to take SAFE on the road. Things I like: Surfing, growing my own food, everything sustainable. Things I don't like: Spicy food, Inequality, Winter. Random Fact: I love Michael Jackson! Volunteer Coordinator - Swansea- Angie Bettany Hi! Im Angie - I'm the volunteer coordinator at SAFE and look after our incredible volunteers that come and help us out. I also run a bar in Swansea, Hoogah - so like to keep myself busy! Things I like: Surfing, traveling, sourdough bread. Things I don't like: Animal cruelty, cotton wool, being cold. Random Fact: Im a dab hand at knitting. Volunteer Coordinator - Cardiff - Georgia Thomas Hi, I’m Georgia. I'm one of the volunteer coordinators at SAFE and I get to work with some of the most amazing people who volunteer at Safe. I also work with music organisations, events and bands which is how I met Safe in 2014 and got involved in their projects from there. Things I like: Music, art, animals, the sea and chips :D Things I don't like: Cricket..., stickiness, lack of equality. Random Fact: I met Roy Walker from Catchphrase on the way to a rock gig (I was going to the gig, not Roy). I’m also a chief earth clay oven builder (thanks to Safe!). Ethical Boutique Manager - Hannah Canning Hi! Im Hannah. Ive been involved in SAFE since it was first thought up - but was also involved as a trustee in running the pre-cursor to SAFE which was the Juniper Orphan Fund with Hannah and Lucy. I immersed myself in the alternative food and drink industry for years but now I’ve jumped in with the Safe Foundation. I run the Ethical Boutique, so I get to be creative in the shop and co-ordinate volunteers. Likes: Asian cooking, festivals, gigs/live music. Dislikes: Passwords, loafers (particularly with no socks!), reality TV. Random fact: I mitched off school when I was 16 and went to Birmingham to see the Beastie Boys (tut tut...Wicked though!) Team SAFE - Trustees Chair - Dicko Hello, I’m Dicko ( no one ever calls me Mark!) and I’m the Chair of the Trustees. I’ve been unofficially involved in SAFE from the very start and became an official trustee about six years ago. I provide oversight of the running of SAFE and help make strategic decisions and I also get roped in for anything “buildy” needed. I try and go on at least one overseas project trip a year. I like music, travel and festivals. I don’t like the 9 – 5, sliced bread, getting up late. Random Fact - I played my first festival DJ set when I was 62 Secretary - Amy Cuff Hi Im Amy. My background is in Media and film editing and after working in Post Production at the BBC for many years, I have now moved over to work on the Children in Need team. I have been involved in SAFE for the last five years and I am the secretary but also get involved in making our PR and Media content (I've made several of the films on this website with our volunteers). Things I like: Smiling, my camera, green tea Things I don't like: Mice, shouting, badly made TV shows Random fact: I once bumped into Kevin Costner in a supermarket. Treasurer - Rae Luxton Hello I’m Rae. I have been a trustee for Safe for around 10 years now :) By day I work in the boring world of financial services! As a trustee I offer my support & guidance when making decisions on projects and important Safe matters. Plus I love a good party, so you will often see me at our fundraising events. Likes:Cheese, Wine, Keeping fit (to burn off the above!) Dislikes: Plastic waste ruining the planet earth, My feet Random Fact: I once went to hospital for a toe operation and did a runner just before I was about to go under the knife. Jade Lownsbrough Hi! I'm Jade and I currently work in Financial Services, not the most exciting job but I need money! To keep the fire glowing in my heart I volunteer with SAFE. I initially got involved with SAFE 7 years ago at aged 18. I was struggling to find a job after leaving college and SAFE helped me to build my skills by offering lots of training and work experience. I volunteered at the office for 3 days a week, worked as a field operative on various international projects and went on to lead projects and become a Trustee. Today I like to give back to my own community by helping other disadvantaged young people to grow through SAFE in the same way that I have been helped. I also continue to support SAFE’s work helping disadvantaged young people all over the world. I like: Contributing something small to make a big difference to others, especially young people. The power of people coming together to achieve great and wonderful things SAFE parties! I don't like: I really hate child suffering, it breaks my heart. I don’t think there’s enough support or focus on children anywhere in the world. I believe we can make the world better by focusing on children, supporting them in every way possible and helping them to strengthen their skills I don’t like how hard it is for young adults to become independent nowadays, everyone should be able to afford their basic necessities I don’t like feeling hungry! Random fact: In my house we tend to name our pets after food (I’ve only just realised this)… I once had a cat called Crumpet and the name of my current dog is Sugar! We also had a wonderful dog named Molly, but she already had a name when we got her. I sure she would have been a bolognaise. Sadie Pulman Hey I’m Sadie and I have a background in education and sports coaching and now work in finance (random right?). I have been involved with SAFE since 2013 and I’m lucky enough to been on projects in Sierra Leone, India and Swaziland before being selected as trustee! I am now a beneficiary Trustee which means i get to help run the charity in the best way with an amazing group of people. I like: Taking selfies with my dog; Rugby (watching not playing.. I am very delicate); Singing both parts of duets by myself but in different voices I dont like: Feet; When a spider moves in to my room but doesn’t pay rent; When people try and tell me how many calories are in my food Random fact: I have competed in a number of Beauty Pageants and my biggest achievement throughout was winning the Spirit of Miss Wales award at Miss Wales 2015 for my positive attitude and contributions to my community. My prize included a 4 day empowerment seminar with Tony Robbins where I took part in a fire walk! Team SAFE - Consultants Grants Consultant - Jon Matthews Hi! im Jon, I run Funding Eye a company providing support to voluntary organisation to help them grow and secure funding. I have a background in rural economics and prior to working in the third sector I worked for the forestry commission in South Wales I help SAFE to secure funding for the excellent work they deliver in the UK and overseas I like: Minis - i've owend 6 since I passed my test; Animals - owning 7 alpacas , 2 dogs,2 cats plus chickens, ducks and rabbits; Climbing I don't like.. Cheese; Any kind of public speaking; People who don't listen to others Random fact: I spent christmas day in Nepal riding an elephant and white water rafting PR and Marketing Consultant - Abbey Moses Hi, I'm Abbey and I am the Director of Cardiff-based digital marketing agency; Ivy Marketing. I thoroughly enjoy working with SAFE to help them spread the word of the wonderful projects they are working on both here in the UK and overseas. They've also always got chocolate and biscuits on the go; what's not to love? I like - Cats I don't like - People who don't like cats Random fact - I once interviewed Henry Winkler aka 'The Fonz', who also likes cats!