There are 6 trustees, whose responsibilities are clearly defined by the Charities
commission which include complying with all the legal requirements, to promote the
charity, its aims and interests, to visit the projects and contacts in Tanzania
supported by TVT, and to ensure that the work of the charity is conducted on sound
christian principles. Trustees are responsible for raising funds and their distribution
with Agape International in Tanzania.
NADINE HAWKINS Founder of the charity. Nadine has had an interest in mission from
an early age. Career was as a qualified SRN. Is involved in community activities
inside and outside of the church, in particular with pastoral care. Other activities
are and have been, street evangelism, girl guide movement and interdenominational
activities. Nadine is a school governor at Long Whatton, and is a licensed reader
in the benefice of Kegworth & Hathern team ministry in Leicestershire.
KEITH HAWKINSKeith is an experienced agricultural technician, and has worked in
farming for over 50 years. He is also knowledgeable in animal husbandry. Keith
is a skilled and inventive wood worker, particularly making toys and practical articles
for home and garden.. Hobbies include photography and gardening.
CECILIA HARRIS Celia is a retired primary school teacher, and is a reader in the
benefice of Kegworth & Hathern team ministry, Leicestershire. Cecilia is a campanologist,
and enjoys teaching hand bell ringing. Is the leading member of the Mothers Union
at Hathern, Long Whatton & Diseworth. Organises childrens activities at Hathern
church, and is involved with pastoral care locally.
JOHN PRESTON John is webmaster for this site and became a trustee in 2011.
LYNDA PRESTONLynda is a professional musician (ALCM, performers), teaching and accompanying
students. Lynda is involved with and became a trustee in 2011.
MARTIN LESTER Martin is a technician at an engineering firm in Leicester. Martin
is a keen sportsman particularly rugby. Martin is vice chairman of the Hamilton
residents association, and is a fund raiser for TVT. Martin and his family are involved
with Hamilton C of E school and regularly attend the christian services held at
the school and are involved in all school activities.