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Meet Our Volunteers

Project Gambia / Meet Our Volunteers

Our volunteers


Name: Paul Lafferty
Title: Founder/Treasurer

Paul Lafferty is the Founder of Project Gambia: People Feeding People. Paul started the charity in 2012 alongside Frank Devine.

Paul is the Treasurer for the charity, and so it is his role to oversee the Finances of the Charity, although he is also heavily involved in other aspects of the Charity also.

Paul works full time as a Baker in Barry Douglas Bakery in Hamilton. In Paul’s spare time, he likes to DJ soul, funk and Jazz music.

Name: Francis Devine
Title: Founder/Chairperson

Francis Devine is the Founder of Project Gambia: People Feeding People. Frank started the charity in 2012 alongside Paul Lafferty.

Frank is the Chairperson for the charity, and so it is his role to oversea the running daily operations of the charity, although he is also heavily involved in other aspects of the charity also.

Frank works full time for Skills Development Scotland as a careers adviser in Uddingston Grammar High School. In his spare time Frank is studying a PhD in Critical Media Studies.

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Name: Rebecca Lafferty

Title: Community Fundraising Team Leader/ Trustee

Rebecca Lafferty is a Community fundraising team leader for Project Gambia: People Feeding People. Rebecca’s role is to organise various fundraising activities throughout the year for the charity. Although she is also heavily involved in other aspects of the charity too such as running the Social Media accounts for the charity.

Rebecca is a full time student at City Of Glasgow College and is studying a Diploma in Air Cabin Crew. In her spare time Rebecca likes to involve herself in many various activities such as coaching fitness classes and going to the cinema with her boyfriend Aidan, who is also a Community Fundraising Team Leader for the charity.  

 Name: Aidan Curivan
Image may contain: 7 people, people smiling, people standingTitle: Community Fundraising Team Leader/ Trustee
Aidan Curivan is a community fundraising team leader for Project Gambia: People Feeding People. Aidan’s Role is to  organise various fundraising activities throughout the year for the charity. Although Aidan is also heavily involved in other aspects of the charity too such as running the Social Media accounts for the charity.

Aidan is a full time student at Glasgow University and is studying Medical Microbiology where he learns a lot about infectious diseases (bacteria, viruses and parasites) of these, Aidan has a particular interest in Malaria, one of the most common parasitic diseases in West Africa. In his spare time Aidan home tutors secondary school pupils for Maths, English and Science. Aidan also coaches a fitness class with his girlfriend Rebecca, who is also a Community Fundraising Team Leader.

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Name: Sharon Lafferty

Title: Secretary

Sharon Lafferty is the Secretary for Project Gambia: People Feeding People. Sharon’s role is to Support the Chairperson in ensure that the committee is smooth and functioning. Sharon is also responsible for maintaining effective records and administration.

Sharon works full time as a service improvement assistant. In her spare time Sharon enjoys spending time with her family and cooking delicious meals.

Name: Lynne MacDonaldImage may contain: 2 people, people smiling, selfie and close-up
Title: Trustee/ Fundraiser 

Lynne MacDonald is a trustee for Project Gambia: People Feeding People. Lynne’s role is to be responsible for making sure the charity is doing what it was set up to do, Making a difference to the charity’s local community and society as a whole.

Lynne works full time as a dental nurse in North Road Dental Practice in Bellshill, as Lynne works as a dental nurse she knows a lot about hygiene and taking care of people’s teeth. Lynne teaches the children of St. John’s School for the Deaf when she is over which helps the children learn how to take care of their teeth. In Lynne’s spare time she enjoys Running marathons to raise money for the charity

 

Name: Alasan CamaraImage may contain: one or more people, people sitting, outdoor and close-up
Title: Ambassador 

Alasan Camara is the ambassador for Project Gambia: People Feeding People. Alasan’s role is to help raise awareness of Project Gambia’s work and encourage others to get involved in fundraising activities. This is a really important role as it helps us to reach new people, Inspire new fundraising activities and thank our supporters for the great work they are doing. 

Alasan lives in The Gambia and is only 10 minutes away from St. John’s School for the Deaf meaning most of the work which he does is based in the school which gives him a strong bond with the children at the school.