Amani UK

UK Charity No. 1073357
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Trustees & Advisers

The Trustees of Amani UK are:

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Darren Bignell

Darren Bignell is one of the three "younger" trustees and a leader at Holy Trinity Hazlemere and a regular leader of young groups to the projects in Kenya. Darren uses his creative writing skills to help Holy Trinity take groups of young people to the Project every year.

Jim Leftwich OBE

Jim Leftwich was International Co-ordinator of Amani UK before handing over the reins to Peter Fish in June 2016.   Before stepping back from this role Jim made 30 visits to the projects in his 15 years as Coordinator.   A retired CEO from industry and with significant experience with young peoples’ charities in the UK,

John Prestwich

John Prestwich is Chairman of Amani UK. Retired from a wide engineering career, John lives in Derby and is a regular visitor to Kenya, having previously spent significant periods of time "project sitting" the Amani Project. John and Hazel bring a depth of personal contact and experience which is invaluable to Amani UK.

Peter Fish

Peter Fish has taken over the role of International Coordinator from Jim Leftwich. Peter has lived in Nairobi, Kenya and in other countries in Africa and has been on many previous trips to Oyugis. Having worked for a number of well-known international companies he founded and is a director of Prisma Services Ltd, providing engineering systems and services to UK manufacturing industries. Peter is a leader at the Church of the Good Shepherd in the Parish of Hazlemere and Widmer End.


Rob Insley

Rob Insley lives in Derby and is retired from IT management across various industries. After supporting Amani at 'arm’s length' over many years, the motivation to be more involved in the charity came after a visit to Kenya to see the projects in 2011.

Ruth Moffat

Ruth Moffat has been visiting Kenya since 2000 and helping lead trips since 2006. As a leader at Holy Trinity Hazlemere she particularly loves to see young people be inspired and challenged by the people and work of the projects. From being the old-hand with the young people, Ruth is the youngest Trustee among those of more mature years.

Suzy Bisset is a cardiac nurse who first visited the projects in Kenya in 2010 which inspired her to return to Africa on numerous occasions. Her role in the Amani project is dealing with the co-ordination of personal sponsorships. At home she is involved with the youth work and leadership of HolyTrinity Hazlemere.

The official Advisers of Amani UK are:

Benedict Mwendwa

Benedict Mwendwa is an ordinand in the Church of England.  He and his wife Charity came to the UK from Kenya as missionaries.  Benedict is passionate about cross cultural mission.  His personal philosophy is MAPD = Make A Positive Difference.

Derek Hopwood

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Gordon Ross

Gordon Ross is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants, previously with Dell Computers as a Finance Director. Working in South Africa 2003-2004, he realised that there was more to life than the corporate "rat race". Since retiring in 2005 he has been very actively involved in the charity sector both as a Trustee and volunteer in the UK and in Kenya.

Julian Harty

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Pauline Prince has been involved with Amani since her school made links with the Kombaka Primary School near Ouygis, Kenya. Her first visit to Kenya was in 2009 and she now supports UK schools with their links to both primary and secondary Kenyan schools.

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