If you interact with Azadi Trust on a more regular basis, you are likely to meet our 'Key Workers' these people manage or are crucially involved in specific areas of Trust operations, and are quite often the first point of contact for visitors and general enquiries.
Tim attends a Baptist Church in Birmingam, when he is not working for Azadi Trust he runs run his own business’. Tim also enjoys listening to various music, hill walking, meeting friends for coffee and working out in the gym as well as the occasional game of chess.
Tim has been the programme manager at the Open Door Friendship Centre for over three years. He has previously worked as a teacher and has also studied theology at undergraduate level.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys watching and playing sport, experiencing other cultures (especially their food!), playing music and enjoying time with his wife Jess, and their three children.
Jess serves with her husband Tim on the management committee of the Friendship Centre where she also runs activities for women and young children. Jess previously taught English as a foreign language, having completed an MA TEFL at Swansea University. She is a busy mother of three, but in her spare time likes walking, reading and movies.
Every Charity has a dedicated team of Volunteers and Supporters, but no charity can operate without proper oversight and governance. Azadi Trust is no different, with many years’ experience between them the trustees of Azadi Trust manage the charity and associated projects. We are grateful to have a very supportive board of trustees, some of whom are able not only to take an active role in the charity, but also offer practical advice and help when needed
You can find out more important information about Azadi Trust by visiting our Governance page, where you will find a copy of our latest accounts and Directors Report, as well as imprtant Policy and Procedual documents, such as our Safeguarding Policy.
For many years Brian was a resident of Azadi House; a former teacher, Brian has a real heart for the community within the house. In his spare time Brian enjoys reading books, especially fiction His favourite food is lasagne.
Mary works as a Parish Nurse in Birmingham and is involved on a weekly basis with Hope Garden .
She's a very amateur gardener (with most of her knowledge coming from Google)
Mary also enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
For 22 years, Tim lived in Sparkbrook and supported various outreach projects run by Azadi Trust. He is a Geography teacher, for whom inner cities have always been an interest. Two of the joys in his life are cycling and gardening.
John and his wife Irene have four grown children. After many years as a Civil Engineer, he became a church/community worker, helping develop the Open Door Friendship Centre. Now retired, he enjoys playing with their four grandkids, country walks, travel, and reading.
Retired Registered Nurse and Midwife.
Liz has worked for many years in GP practices in south Birmingham area. Have been involved in various projects in this area over a number of years.
In addition to being the Charity Co-ordinator of Azadi Trust, Mike is a professional social worker at Birmingham Childrens Hospital. He and his wife Liz take primary responsibility for Azadi House and Mike also helps manage Open Door Friendship Centre, as well as running advice sessions there. Away from Azadi Trust, Mike is a nature lover who enjoys walking, cycling, reading and following Liverpool FC.
Eve, a retired children & families social worker, grew up in Sparkbrook & was a member of Christ Church for many years. She enjoys choral singing, eating out & regular holidays.
Associate Director of Commissioning Birmingham & Solihull CCG
Neil and his wife Esther have lived in Birmingham for the last 19 years. Neil enjoys reading history, current affairs and listening to a wide variety of music
Irene is married to John and they have four grown children and four grandchildren. She came to Birmingham from the USA in 1995 as a church and community worker, and joined the Trust in 2018. She is now retired, and enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family & friends, and all things creative!
David became friends with the residents at Azadi House in 2012, through his work at Christ Church. He became an Azadi Trustee in 2019 through his work with the Open Door Friendship Centre, which his mission agency ReachGlobal helps to support. In his free time, David enjoys exploring the beauty of England on bike, by rail, and by trail.