Fiona is a dispute resolution solicitor at Mishcon de Reya and previously spent 12 years in the Legal Department of the London Fire Brigade. Fiona was inspired to support Just a Drop when she learnt just how essential clean water is to ensuring children have the best possible start in life.
Kerry has a passion for supporting disadvantaged children and has made it her goal to raise £100,000 for Just a Drop, in just one year! So, far her efforts have seen her run jam sales, jump out of planes and organise a charity ball! To top it all, she’s just completed an ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Mike is the former Managing Director of the Co-operative Travel Group. He was previously a trustee of the Society’s Charitable Foundation and has helped to raise nearly £1 million for the Society’s charities in the past few years.
Following a speech by Fiona Jeffery at a travel industry event, Matthew was determined to get behind Just a Drop. A member of TTG Media’s 30 under 30 “tomorrow’s travel leaders”, he kicked off his support by organising a 30 mile sponsored walk for the group along the Thames Path between two of his then employer’s Clarion Collection Hotels. Currently Business Development Director of London theatre ticketing specialists MDQ Tickets, he became an Ambassador for Just a Drop in February 2015.
Neil has spent most of his working life working in and around the Global Travel Industry. “My passion is travel and all things related to travelling – new cultures, new people, new ways, new learnings. To know that a child dies every 20 seconds due to unsafe water is not something that I can live with comfortably and don’t think anyone else should either”.
Karen is the President of the Bradford Group, an award-winning marketing, public relations and advertising firm, which is based in New York. Karen accompanied Just a Drop on a project visit to Tanzania and was inspired by the difference the new water source had made to the community.
Gaston is the Director of Business Development at Reed Travel Exhibitions. “I believe we cannot allow any human being to die simply due to a lack of drinkable water. We are extremely lucky and it is our responsibility to help others in need.”
Claire is the UK Director for the Global Travel and Tourism Partnership, an independent, not-for-profit organization, which provides multi-country educational programs designed to introduce students to career opportunities within the Travel & Tourism industry. The need to provide safe drinking water for all is an issue Claire has supported for many years.
Brian is the Managing Director of G Adventures for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has spent his whole career in travel and wanted to give something back. He says, “I was inspired by the great and essential work that Just a Drop does and this made me want to get involved.”