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WHO WE ARE
MEET OUR TEAM
Dr Rosa Matheson – Highworth, Wiltshire.
Founding trustee and Chair of FKBs, also founder trustee of ‘Friends of Angels Orphanage’ and ‘the BOOK PROJECT. Rosa’s background is in education. She has taught at all levels of the UK education system. She has also worked as a freelance consultant in PR and Project/Event Management particularly with regard to women’s issues/ rights and for the promotion of the Arts. Rosa is a railway historian, author and speaker and has had eight books published. She is also the editor of the two above-named books. Rosa is married to co-founder/trustee Dr Ian Matheson and they have four grown-up children.
Mrs Anne Fisher – Highworth, Wiltshire.
Anne, originally from the North East of England has over 40 years in health care, formerly in radiography but latterly in ultrasound. Her work in obstetrics and gynaecology has helped her understand the importance of female health and good hygiene which has driven her interest in the Freedom Kit Bags. Anne and husband Mike have 4 grown-up children between them. They are both ardent supporters of ‘Friends of Angels Orphanage’ from its beginnings. Anne, a skilled speaker, also gives presentations to raise funds for the children’s care.
Mrs Hanna-Gael Darney – Bristol
Hanna-Gael is a Specialist Rheumatology Nurse with 8 years’ experience working at Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital. Prior to this she worked in gynaecology.
She is married to Chris and mummy to two wonderful boys, Evan and Sebby.
Her free-time interests include singing with a choir and using her artistic talents to create beautiful gifts for family and friends.
Dr Ian Matheson - Highworth, Wiltshire.
Ian is a retired medical practitioner with a particular interest in and knowledge of neonatal care and family medicine which he brings to the care of the 21 children in the children’s home.
He chairs a number of Boards of Trustees including Friends of Angels Orphanage,
the BOOK PROJECT and a Swindon based asthma charity where he is also the medical advisor. In the recent past he worked at a charity for people with brain injuries.
Ian is now a City & Guilds Fine Cabinet Maker and he uses his interest and skills as an instructor volunteer at a mental health charity where he was, until recently, Chair of Trustees.
Mr Brian Mildenhall - Swindon, Wiltshire.
Brian is retired after working 37 years for a life assurance and pensions company that is well known for its charitable work. Brian has continued that in his retirement. He has been a trustee of a mental health charity, is a trustee of a fund raising group for young carers, for a charity that buys medicines for a clinic in the Congo, and for the charity Friends of Angel's Orphanage. He first visited Nepal in 2007 and has returned most years since. A keen cyclist - cycled 1100kms from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu to raise money for charity - and Tottenham Hotspur season ticket holder. Has two children and six grandchildren, five of them girls which drives his determination to make Freedom Kit Bags a success.
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