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The Team In The UK

Linda Walker, Executive Director

Linda founded the charity in 1995 and has coordinated its activities since then. She  visits Belarus four times a year to review progress on ourprojects and also makes regular visits to our local groups. In recognition for the work of CCP(UK) she was awarded an MBE in 2006.

Cath McElholm, Treasurer and Groups Coordinator

Cath has co-ordinated our very successful group in Solihull since 2000. In 2006 she became our National Treasurer and plays a very active role in all aspects of the  daily management of the charity. Contact Cath at

Mags and Ken Whiting, Trustees

Mags and Ken joined the charity in early 1995 and drove an ambulance with humanitarian aid out to Belarus just a few weeks later. They then led several aid convoys to Belarus; have always played a key part in the management of the charity; and have co-ordinated the Glossop group for the last twelve years.

John Gater, Trustee

John is Chair of Trustees, established our Endon and Stoke group in 1996 with Julie and joined the Management team in 2002, whilst continuing to co-ordinate one of our most active groups.

Denis Moors, Trustee

Denis has been involved with CCP UK since 1997, and hosted groups of mothers and children at Christmas time for many years.  He has played a key role for 20 years in our Buxton and Longnor group, who invite diabetic children for recuperative holidays.

Nigel Boulton, Trustee

Nigel has been involved with CCP UK since 2005 and a member of the management team for the last 4 years together with his wife Ingrid.  He has hosted mothers and children, children and teenagers as well as being very active in fundraising for his local group, Endon and Stoke-on-Trent.

Margie Haslop, Co-ordinator of our Stafford Group, and Ingrid Boulton, a key member of the Endon & Stoke Group, are also part of our Management Team.

Volunteers Co-ordinator

Lynne Murphy first went to Ptich Sanatorium in 2011. Since then she has spent two weeks every summer at Zhuravichi Boarding Home, encouraged many other volunteers to travel out to Belarus; and worked tirelessly to raise funds and awareness about the sanatorium holidays and the need to support young people with disabilities living in institutions.

Jean Holt

Jean has recently retired as Co-ordinator of our training programmes. For ten years she organised three or four training programmes every year which have helped to get children out of orphanages and into local foster families and also brought about significant improvements in child care.

Geoff Wright, Training Coordinator

Geoff (right) is an experienced social worker who has worked for the project in the past in Belarus where he has many friends. More recently he has been working for the Children and Armed Conflict Unit of the Childrens Legal Centre, UK and UNICEF. He has worked in Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Georgia and in Moscow developing services for children in conflict with the law who are in closed institutions and children  abandoned by their families. Geoff also has experience of working with children with limitations linked to developmental delay  and disability and is really pleased to be back with the CCP UK team.

Julie Gater, Webmaster

Julie Gater has co-ordinated the Endon & Stoke group with her husband John since 1996.  She was our National Co-ordinator for 7 years and continues to play an active role in the Management Team