Trustees of our Support Group are elected by the existing body. They all live in the UK and have a personal connection with the TRUST Children's Homes. If you would like to be considered for election as a Trustee, please get in touch with us.
Current Trustees are:
(Treasurer and first contact with the Support Group) My family have been supporting TRUST since my daughter Becca stayed with Thirumaran and his family during a gap year in 2005. Having retired, my wife and I visited for four nights in May 2009 and I returned determined to redouble my efforts to support Thirumaran and the Children's Home. This Support Group, set up and run by visitors to TRUST Children's Homes, is the result.
I have been involved with TRUST Children's Home since visiting with Richard's daughter Becca in 2007. The home left a lasting impression on me, and I am delighted that this support group exists to assist the running of it. It has been wonderful to see how it has grown over the years and I look forward to the support it may provide in the years to come.
I went out to TRUST with another university friend during the summer of 2009. To say I was inspired by the place would be the biggest understatement of my life! It is the most positive, loving place I've ever been to. We came home and immediately booked a place to run the Paris marathon to try and raise money. At the same time we also got in touch with Richard and formed a UK based support charity for TRUST.
TRUSTchildren Support Group UK has really grown. It is wonderful to see things continue to develop, and to be involved with the process.
I visited twice in 2012, April and August, after my son Finn's visit in January. I helped to start the building project for the new Boy's Home that was required so that boys and girls could be accommodated separately.
I visited TRUST Children's Home for three months, from February - June 2012. While I was there I taught English and other subjects at TRUST India School in the village, and went to the Children's home in the evenings to play, study and eat with the children. I also visited other local schools, hospitals, other public charity functions, the law Courts and taught English speaking and writing to an older man for an hour a few times each week.