Carol James - Trustee
I'm a British born New Zealander and teacher and was invited onto the trusteeship of LIAWN in 2006 after getting involved in the second Hair4love event. Suffice to say I was hooked - hooked on the wonderful people heading up the charity, hooked on what it stood for, and finally, hooked on the gorgeous little human beings, orphans, we are making a stand for in Kwa-Zulu Natal South Africa. I've been lucky enough to experience first-hand the Hope Centre and Sweetwaters community both at work and at play on 3 separate occasions. There, a phenomenal team of volunteers ensures the most loving and safe environment for the children. I adore what we support and stand for, and love making a difference. Love Is All We Need is my passion and is firmly etched in my heart.
Bev Wills - Trustee & Interim Chair
I joined Love Is All We Need in 2005 after a visit to the Sweetwaters Community and the Hope Centre. On my first visit I was asked by a young girl, who was 7 at the time, if I was able to help them. This question caused me to step up and create our annual Hair 4 Love event, which contributed to Love Is All We Need being formed.
I grew up in this area of South Arica, and I experienced a very different upbringing to that of the children we now support. It is my belief that all children should experience security and love in their lives, and the incredible work that the team of caregivers at the Hope Centre does, and the direct positive impact it has, is what inspires me to sit on this board of trustees, ensuring the ongoing support of these children's lives, and their futures.
Gail Bainbridge - Trustee and Treasurer
I was asked to assist Love Is All We Need with their bookkeeping in 2010. The moment I met the amazing trustees and felt the passion they had for the cause I was inspired to take on a bigger role and became a trustee.
I am fortunate enough to have been raised in a family where unconditional love and support is a given and know that this steered me on the right path and help me to achieve success in my life. I wish that every child could feel that kind of love and support which is why this charity has become so important to me. Through Love Is All We Need I have met the most wonderful people and I can truly say that it has changed my life, and we have only just started there is so much more to come.
Teresa Perez Carrasco - Trustee
I was immediately touched by LIAWN in 2011 when I went along to one of their annual events. Moved not only but their cause and achivements but also by the love, commitment and joy of the volunteers I decided to become a regular giver,shortly after that I was honored to be invited to sit on the board of trustees.
Loving, nourishing and supporting my two daughters has been and still is the most important aspect of my life, being able to now contribute to improving the lifes of our children in SA is a fulfilling experience for me.
I have never been to the Hope Centre but I would love to visit it soon and share every day life with them all.