Sally Bainborough
Secretary and Sponsorship-liaison

I am married to George, Mum to Claire and Lisa, and Nanny to Albany and Grace. As I am now retired from the NHS after a very lengthy period of service I thought that the administration of Seeway Trust with responsibility for sponsorship-liaison, would be responsibilities that would fit more easily into a retired lifestyle!

In now joining the ranks of the self employed and all the new challenges accompanying this exercise life remains varied, busy and fulfilling.

Essentially the sponsorship-liaison role encompasses the 'bridge' between the sponsor who supports a child through Seeway Trust and the child who is supported within the charity. As the Trust enters its thirteenth year of existence, this role has evolved over that time.

Sponsorship has always been a fundamental, if not pivotal, part of the Trusts work and income, alongside Partnership. In undertaking this role I have had some unique experiences as well as various challenges. When a third world culture clashes with the legal requirements of UK charity law, or a child may sadly die, then the role takes on a different mantle of care, and responsibility becomes more personalised for both sponsor and Trust alike.

Without doubt one of the exciting experiences for me is when sponsors decide they would like to visit their child with the Seeway Trust. There is a joy and a 'buzz' of seeing both child and sponsor come together, in order to get to know, talk, share, swap photos, playing, going through the schoolwork, its all about being relational and personal in a child’s life. In turn these children are absolutely overwhelmed that you should come all the way from the UK to see them.

Back home the day-to-day administration never ceases. The blessings of broadband Internet and having very key people in place in the countries in which we work are essential to all that we do.



Dr Victor Ukaegbu
Chairman and Africa representative

Well, by way of introduction, my name is Victor Ukaegbu and, among other things, I like praying regularly for our work and attending meetings to discuss the Trust’s operations as we all do, I also oversee deliberations and the effects of our decisions on person development, on localities, education for life and health projects in Africa.

I’m the Africa representative on the board of Trustees with specific interest on education and social developments. I’m married to Helen-Rose, and we have four children; Ezinne (Karen), Chinedu (Victor jnr), Amoge (Valerie), and Chiagozie (Joshua). Quite a clan you may say!.

We now live in Northampton and I teach Drama and Performance at the University.

We have been friends with George and Sally from before Seeway Trust came into being and have been part of the Trust from its birth.

I am constantly amazed at the amount of work that each member of the Trustees board does and how a very small beginning has made a lot of difference. I’ve been truly privileged working with such unassuming, generous people and look forward to our meetings. 

Working with Seeway Trust is, to me, a very special relationship; the Trust does what I’d always wanted to do but felt unable to; it touches so many more people that I can only dream about. I think this is what brings the Trustees, and you, our generous givers, together in the service of God through serving children and young people.

 

Julie Yelland
Treasurer

First of all let me introduce myself and my family to you. I am married to Mike who is a builder and we have two grown up children: Kelly and Philip.  I have known George & Sally for years but my involvement with Seeway Trust started in 2005.

Sally and I work closely together to ensure that all donations are used for their designated purpose. We have a wonderful friend (also called Julie) who submits our gift aid claim for us every quarter. In case you don’t know about gift aid, let me explain. If you are a tax payer then Revenue & Customs will pay a further £2.50 directly to Seeway Trust for every £10 you donate – that is 25%! All you have to do is sign a gift aid declaration and send it to us. There is one on the How you can help page or drop us a line and we will pop one in the post.

As a team we are really excited about how the work of Seeway Trust is developing. Our mandate is to ‘rescue children’ and we are so grateful to everyone who has caught the vision God has laid on our heart and committed themselves to supporting these children. We believe transparency in our financial dealings is vital and welcome questions about how and where your donations are spent.

We are extremely grateful to all our supporters who are so generous in their giving. Through your financial support we are able to provide vulnerable children with a permanent safe home, medical care, education, and a hope and a future, while showing them the practical outworking of the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. This enables them to become responsible adults, confident in their ability to care for their own families on attaining adulthood and impact their own communities and consequently their nation.

SEEWAY TRUST
SEE THE WAY TO RESCUE

Registered UK charity no 1074868

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Sally Bainborough
Victor Ukaegbu
Julie Yelland

Sally Bainborough

Victor Ukaegbu

Julie Yelland

the trustees