Let Them Shine exists to alleviate child poverty through education, care and play in a safe and supportive environment
The charity 'Let Them Shine' was formed following the successful completion of the first initiative to buy a school minibus for a school in northern Tanzania.
The trust was formally registered with the Charity Commission in May 2011 and then with HMRC soon after to ensure we can benefit from Gift Aid.
Our Principle in Tanzania fully understands the need for financial propriety and keeps meticulous records of expenditure. Funds are managed through Barclays Bank and made available locally on a needs basis.
The trustees are Anthony Summersell, Helen Bostock, Thomas Summersell, Emma Wigglesworth and Nicola Summersell. You can read more about them.
Anthony Summersell first went to Tanzania in 2001, this sparking his continued interest in the country since.
Prior to his interest in Let Them Shine Anthony was a trustee of the Windmill Hill Windmill Trust for 13 years. He, and his fellow trustees, were responsible for the restoration of the Grade 2* windmill; securing in excess of £750,000 of funding.
Anthony has been involved with Let Them Shine from day 1 and continues to take an very active role in the day to day operations.
Helen Bostock has over 25 years experience working in global financial services and is now a director of Alter Domus, based in Luxembourg.
Helen has been a trustee of Let Them Shine since 2010, and completed a number of fundraising activities on behalf of the centre including a sky dive in 2012. She visited Lukani with her husband and daughter in 2013 and is looking forward to returning.
Being Anthony's partner Nicola has supported his fundraising efforts both past and present.
However it was her first trip to Tanzania in 2008 that really cemented her belief that this is a thoroughly worthwhile cause and she was delighted to see the Centre finally comlpleted. Nicola has also undertaken a skydive along with various other fundraising endeavours over the years.
Nicola works full time as finance manager for Brighton University.
Emma was invited to become a trustee in early 2021 having visited Tanzania a few years ago.
Tom was invited to become a trustee in early 2021 having visited Tanzania a few years ago.