Chair

Since 1988

Revd Sandy Cragg: I have been involved with WelCare in a variety of ways. Originally a teacher of French and Italian I am a Priest in the Church of England, serving at All Saints Church in the centre of Kingston and a Counsellor. I count bringing up my three children and helping them with their children as among the most important and life-affirming I have done.

 Vice Chair

September 2014

Aruna Jennings: I am a Trustee at Kingston WelCare, I graduated at Kingston University and am a qualified Chartered Surveyor. My professional work was in a legal setting where I helped settle disputes over property value. I have three children, a son and twin daughters. Helping my children become independent and care for themselves is my biggest challenge.

My role within WelCare is to assist with planning for the future, researching funding opportunities and raising its profile within our business network and the wider Community. I like meeting new people, sharing thoughts and ideas and finding solutions.

 Treasurer

October 2015

Nicholas Aplas: I am a Chartered Accountant and Kingston resident. I currently run my own consulting practice having previously worked for some leading companies including Arthur Andersen, Old Mutual and Ikos. I am married and have two young children in a local school.

 Secretary

Since 1995

 

Anne Nicholson: I have been involved with Kingston WelCare for about 20 years, serving as Chair for six of these. After qualifying as a social worker, I worked with children and families in Northumberland, Wandsworth and Kingston, as both a practitioner and manager.

My particular interests were services for the under-fives and family placement. Although not a parent, I have wide knowledge and understanding of the stresses faced by young families. I am also a volunteer Listerner at All Saints Church, Kingston.

 Trustee

July 2011

Rashid Ali Laher is a father, Grand Dad, a retired Public Servant, and a full time Volunteer serving as a Trustee of several local Charities: a Lay Chaplain at Kingston Hospital and University as well as a Hospice. I am an active Inter/Intra Faith advocate and through sustained dialogue try to repair relationships, build bridges, win hearts and minds whilst trying to help and support the growing number of vulnerable people within our community.

 Trustee

February 2015

Tormod Sund

 

 

Committee

February 2007

Samia Khan: I have been working for WelCare as an Adviser to its Committee. I am an "ESOL" trained Personal Tutor, teaching Maths and English to mature students and young children locally.

Bringing up a daughter and two sons in Kingston has given me the greatest insight into the challenges of raising a family in this area. I am an advocate for, providing children with secure, compassionate and supportive environments enabling them to flourish. Involvement at WelCare, has made it possible for me, to support local families and share these values.

Committee

July 2014

Mary Ward I am a mother and grandmother and was introduced to WelCare in 2011 when I was looking after my grandson. When he started school, I continued supporting WelCare and joined the committee in July 2014. I have 10 years catering experience and 24 years in Childcare. I regularly support WelCare's catering events and family activities.