Hope for Tanzania

Trustees

Martin Grosvenor

Martin Grosvenor
Biography

Philippa Grosvenor

Philippa Grosvenor
Biography

Dick Beath

Dick Beath
Biography

Viv Quick

Viv Quick
Biography

Maggie Zimmermann

Maggie Zimmermann
Biography

Peter Zimmermann

Peter Zimmermann
Biography

Peter Harris

Peter Harris
Biography

Biography - Martin Grosvenor

Martin has worked as a volunteer in a number of developing countries. He was a hospital pharmacist in India, worked with students in Pakistan and has been a general volunteer in Tanzania. Professionally he worked for different pharmaceutical companies in R&D scientific and project management. Six visits to Tanzania, during which he lead teams, confirmed the attraction of the country and greatly encouraged him about how targeted investment can pay rich dividends. His Christian faith provides the motivation for the ongoing work in Tanzania and he continues to go back there every two years to co-ordinate projects, encourage Tanzanians and be himself encouraged. Martin and Philippa are founder Trustees of Hope for Tanzania and are planning to live in Tanzania from about 2018 onwards.

Biography - Philippa Grosvenor

Philippa is a primary school teacher with 20 years experience at different schools in England and Sweden. She has visited Tanzania on two occasions and has spent time teaching at the Tuishime School. She has run a number of fundraising events at her current school and applied for a Global Schools Partnership award to link her school with the Tuishime School. Through her contacts in the Education Department she has been able to obtain reading books for the School library. She intends to spend more time at the School as a teacher and trainer of teachers. Philippa is married to Martin and they have two girls.

Biography - Dick Beath

Dick Beath qualified as a chartered certified accountant after a progressive career in the British Infantry. Dick is currently head of investment and commercial planning in a large NHS Trust in the South West and from this relatively stable base, has been involved together with his family in helping overseas in a number of missionary and humanitarian projects. Dick is very pleased to be a Trustee of Hope for Tanzania and would like to see the work in Arusha grow more and more as the years go on. He is also involved in a school's project in South Sudan to which he provides financial and strategic advice.

Biography - Viv Quick

Viv is a nurse who works in the field of young people's sexual health. She has been out to Tanzania twice to give HIV/AIDS and sexual health information. Her daughter and son-in-law spent 2 years with VSO in Dodoma. She was awarded the MBE in 2008 for the work she does with young people. She feels a strong affinity to Africa and wants to help improve all aspects of health and education which we so often take for granted in England. Viv lived in a Christian community for about 8 years where she developed a real sense of the issues surrounding equity and disparity. She lives with her husband Mick in Bath.

Biography - Maggie Zimmermann

After a degree in music and teacher training, Maggie travelled in Tanzania and was struck by the beauty, poverty and great generosity she found there. Maggie has worked in primary school teaching and, in the past, has taught children and adults with special educational needs. Together with her husband Peter, she has offered shared care for individual children with multiple disabilities. She has been a volunteer with a number of charities and as a Chair of Governors in a local school. Her view is that Christian values give hope for the people we serve in Tanzania as well as needy people everywhere.

Biography - Peter Zimmermann

Following a Social Administration degree, Peter's career led to senior posts in hospital management. His second career has been in fundraising with four Christian charities including Prison Fellowship. Through Prison Fellowship, Peter travelled to South Africa where he was encouraged by meeting volunteers and staff from prison ministries in the developing world who achieve so much with few financial resources. Visits to Nepal have shown Peter how creative people are in the developing world as well as the massive inequalities between the affluent West and most of the world. Peter has been a volunteer and Trustee with a number of charities.

Biography - Peter Harris

Peter was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He qualified in medicine in UK and has now retired after 23 years as a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care in Derby hospitals. He occupies his retirement as churchwarden and foundation governor of a local primary school, but wishes to put something back into Tanzania, and therefore is very pleased to be associated with Hope for Tanzania.

Responsibilities of Trustees

  • Promote the charity, its aims and best interests
  • Visit projects and individuals in Tanzania supported by the charity
  • Be aware of their responsibilities as laid down by the charity commission and comply with all legal requirements
  • Conduct the work of the charity according to Christian principles adopting good business practices
  • Seek to increase donations to the charity
  • Monitor the application of funds using an agreed operational process