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From 2001, Lynn organized the first youth county cricket tours from the UK to Sri Lanka, as well as weddings, honeymoons and cultural tours of the island. She returned as a volunteer after the Asian tsunami in February 2005 and has since fundraised tirelessly dedicating her focus on ending institutionalization and in the meantime improving quality of care and conditions, reuniting families, supporting disadvantaged families to prevent abandonment and providing education and vocational training to change the cycle of poverty, and as a result, reduce child abandonment in the future.

Founder & Chief Executive  UK

LYNN STANIER MBE FRSA

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Joel started working with TFT in 2005 when he assisted with the first fundraising events. At 13 years old he wrote a script, and put together a short promotional film to help raise money for TFT at one of the annual events. Link here.

At 16 he was manning stalls at local events such as Small Charity Week in London, as well as Sunbury Regatta, at 18 he started working as TFT's apprentice in business and administration. Now he works full time to pursue the vision of TFT, towards a future where no child gets left behind, and make sure that children stay in families.

Project Development Manager  UK 

JOEL STANIER

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Simon has had experience in the charity sector for nearly 30 years but also for many years as an Independent Monitor for Prisons at HMP The Mount in Hertfordshire.  In 2000 he won The UK Fundraising Manager of the year award while at Hope for Children (HOPE) where he later became Chief Executive, establishing the organization as an international charity with support including from Comic Relief and Sports Relief.  HOPE’s main country was Sri Lanka.

"I am thrilled to be involved with such an amazing charity as Their Future Today doing such extraordinary things on the island."

Trustee

SIMON JACKMAN

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Born and bred in London, Dee's Sri Lankan roots have always run deep. The island has the accolade of Lonely Planet 2019 country to visit and was shocked that still to this day, beneath the surface, is a lost demographic of people who simply cannot support themselves. Dee is a great believer in empowering young people, especially girls so that they can grow into independent adults who can face life challenges with courage and not become victims of their backgrounds.

 

"TFT is a fantastic charity making strides not just to offer disaster relief but to educate and transform in order to achieve this goal, I am proud to be part of a charity with this approach and will be an active participant in bringing about change."

Trustee

DEE GIBSON

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Ryan Stanier was part of the initial visit to Sri Lanka post-tsunami. Overwhelmed by the extensive need he saw there, he has been pro-active in the launch of TFT and helped reunite the first family. His knowledge and expertise in events and ongoing fund-raising efforts has successfully helped us raise the money to support our ongoing projects . 

 

"TFT is dedicated to improving the lives of these children and building a future for them. We are now seeing the results of this vision and are focused on improving the lives of many more children."

Trustee

RYAN STANIER

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Mr Percy is a highly respected businessman and Justice of the Peace in Sri Lanka and is responsible for the smooth running, management and development of TFT Projects in the Southern Province and Countrywide.

His limitless generosity of spirit has no bounds and he is an invaluable asset to TFT and all our 36 staff and 4000 beneficiaries. 

Country Director  Sri Lanka

PERCY GUNARATHNA

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Dushi started working with TFT in August 2018 as Project Development Manager. She has working experience with two local NGOs working with Women and Children. She completed her Bachelors degree in Sociology and Post graduate Masters in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies.


Dushi has witnessed how children suffer in orphanages without having love, care, attachment, nutrition, and age-appropriate development, and is passionate to work towards the betterment of little lives who are suffering in orphanages in SL as well as all over the world.

Programme Manager Sri Lanka

DUSHI FERNANDO

Tony Lawler has been an accountant for nearly 35 years, and contributes his extensive financial knowledge and experience to TFT, along with assisting the Trust to organize all regulatory compliance and actively fundraises through his sponsored off-road cycling treks.  He is a valuable part of our team. His advice has helped shape TFT into what it is today.


"TFT is fulfilling a need for long term and consistent solutions for the children in institutions of Sri Lanka from the grassroots up."

Trustee

TONY LAWLER

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Linsey Clark has worked with international charities since 2014. After gaining a Masters in International Development she worked with several charities to administer, deliver and project manage international capacity building programmes and she is currently the International Relations Manager at the Institute of Physics. Linsey brings a wealth of experience in project management and an understanding of developing sustainable programmes from initial strategy development to embedding initiatives at the local level. 

 

"For me, the most inspiring thing about TFT is the desire to reach a point where the charity is no longer required’  ​

After experiences of volunteering internationally and seeing first-hand the disruptive nature of voluntarism and short-term interventions, I am delighted to be working with a charity that puts sustainability and local partners at the forefront of their work. 

Trustee

LINSEY CLARK

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Lois Lindley is a London based Chartered Accountant after qualifying from The University of Manchester with a Chemistry degree. In 2013 Lois spent four weeks volunteering in orphanages in Sri Lanka. She was overwhelmed and saddened by the conditions and experiences the children faced there and wanted to go back or do something further to help the children of Sri Lanka.

 

 

"In 2018, I was keen to find a voluntary post and could not believe it when I came across TFT, an organization looking to bring change and bring children outside of these orphanages and into loving homes. I knew I wanted to be a part of TFT at the outset."

Trustee

LOIS LINDLEY

Lynn was appointed Ambassador for Children, Sri Lanka by Hope for Children In May 2009.

 

Finalist Vodafone World of Difference International in September 2009 out of over 2000 applicants

 

Runner up

Clarins Eau Dynamisante Woman of the Year 2014

in association with YOU magazine.

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