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Organisational structure

Shining Life Children’s Trust is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee in the United Kingdom. The Trust is also registered as a charity in Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, the work of the Trust is managed by a Field Director. The Field Director is a volunteer recruited in the UK who usually works in Sri Lanka for 2 years. The Trust is run by a board of voluntary Trustees who all bring separate skills to the board as well as a passion for the work of the Trust and a deep desire to make a difference. The Trustees are:

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Juliet Brown

Juliet is secretary and founder of Shining Life Children’s Trust and has guided and driven the organisation to the position it is now, with 3 successful projects currently running, and previous ones being continued by the local communities.

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Jimmy Newall

As Treasurer, Jimmy provides the Trustees with regular financial statements, helping us manage our income and expenditure and ensuring the maximum value goes to our projects in Sri Lanka.

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Lyn Howgate

Lyn joined the Trustees in 2011. She has responsibility for communicating with friends of the Trust.

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Jane Slocombe

Jane was our Field Director from August 2009 to August 2010. She joined the Trustees in 2011 and brings her recent experience of Sri Lanka to the Board.

Janaki Hemaratne

John Dean

John was our Field Director in Sri Lanka from August 2010 to August 2012. He is currently working in the Monitoring and Evaluation department at Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS) and joined the Trustees in 2013.

Rob Gaut

Rob chairs the Board meeting and keeps the trustees to make sure that we get through our meetings efficiently. Rob joined the Trustees in 2014.

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