Patron of WAPPY, Sally Baffour was born in Ghana and came as a student to the UK in the 1970’s. She worked in the field of Commercial and Office Design, in the City of London for 12 years, as a qualified interior architect. In 1992, her life was transformed, when she adopted twins and became a full time mother.
Desperate to understand the new world she had been thrown into, Sally discovered her new passion in the world of Adoption, while advocating for appropriate rights and services for her twins. She was soon head-hunted to sit on Adoption Panels for Children’s Services for several Local Authorities in London, Sally went on to become a Trustee of British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) and sat as a member on several committees (including Department of Health and Post Adoption Centre). She has advised extensively on Black perspectives, therapeutic and parenting needs of children in care and set up a number of self-help forums for carers.
As one of the founding members for the establishment of National Adoption Week in the UK at BAAF, Sally also became one of the 6 Black members of the 83 strong Conduct Committee members for the General Social Care Council (GSCC), the professional body that (until end of 2011) registered Social workers and regulated Social Work practice, in the UK.

Her work on training and supporting adopters and foster carers in the UK, led to setting up the first TV talk show on Adoption Matters. This proved to be a very innovative approach to enhancing (the much needed) recruitment of adopters and foster carers in UK (See Sally set up Family People Ltd, which raises awareness of black and minority ethnic (BME) looked after children (children in care); promotes adoption and fostering within the community and runs programmes to support black and minority ethnic adopters, adoptees and long term carers.
Sally served on Hammersmith and Fulham’s Education Exclusions Appeal Panel and for 14 years was a foundation Governor for 2 outstanding Catholic Schools (a Primary and a Secondary School) in London. Sally Baffour is a Trustee of Race Equality Foundation in the UK and secretary to MMK, the Fanti (clan in Ghana) Cultural Organisation in London.
Sally set up the Thank U non-profit organization, which in the UK runs the Discussions Across Generations programme for young graduates and Youth Relief Talent showcase that motivates disenfranchised young people to contribute to the welfare of others by building on their talents. Thank U has forged links with Community work in Africa and the Caribbean. Supporting grassroots Charities for children and the elderly, Thank U worked with Help Age Ghana, Matthew Ch 25 HIV Centre in Ghana and Crochu Primary School in Grenada. Its main focus is on building Community libraries in rural areas and is currently establishing 3 major libraries in honour of the iconic world renowned author, Maya Angelou, in South Africa, Ghana, and Trinidad & Tobago. Thank U has received the following awards:
 2006 – Won The heart of the Children Award for the best Charity, from The third Dimension Gospel reggae Support Organisation.  2005 – Hurricane Ivan 1 st Anniversary Award in recognition of outstanding commitment and contribution to the people of Grenada by the Grenada High Commission to the court of St. James.
Sally Baffour has written a number of articles for Social work magazines such as “Be My parent”, “Adoption and Fostering Journal” and Adoption newsletters for many local Authorities’ (including West London Consortium, Brent, Hammersmith & Fulham). She also wrote a number of books amongst which are contributions to 2 non-fiction titles (academic textbooks) for Social Workers: 1. ‘Working with Black Children and adolescents in Need’ Edited by Ravinder Barn Published by BAAF in 1999. 2. ‘Adopting After Infertility’ Edited by Marilyn Crawshaw and Rachel Balen Published in July 2010 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Awards won by Sally Baffour include:
• being honoured as one of the 400 most outstanding women in the UK, at Women Of The Year lunch, for 3 years running.
• recognised during Ghana’s 50th anniversary of independence in 2007, as one of the 50 Leading British Ghanaians in the Ghana/UK- Who’s Who.
• Won the Obama Shield award in Leadership, Promotion & Youth Development From the Recon Community Leadership Organisation that celebrates excellence in our community in 2009. She is also one of WAPPY’s patrons.

In September 2014, Manjinder Chijarh joined WAPPY as a volunteer Drama Workshop Assistant, helping Grace and John set up workshops, events and activities.

An undergraduate in English Literature with Creative Writing (B.A.), he creates insightful prose and thoughtful poetry that has inspired students and artists alike.

He writes for the Neighbours’ Paper, a free quarterly magazine written by volunteers for the Ealing borough. In his spare time, Manjinder enjoys graphic novels and self-help books, regularly tinkers with software and helps out at charity events. We are very thankful to have him on our team.

Caroly Warner, 2016

Carolyn Warner

Regina Ioannou

Regina Ioannou

Akuba 2015

Grace Quansah (Akuba')

Carolyn joined WAPPY as a Trustee and Secretary in June 2013, when it became a social enterprise and an autonomous organisation from Positive Awareness, under which it had operated since 2008. She has attended many WAPPY outings and events, as well as provided hands on assistance and fundraising support in various projects. Her own children, Nathan and Lindsay, were also members from its early beginnings and performed at occasions and are both published in WAPPY's Anthology, 'The Soul of a Child'.
Carolyn has worked in Education at Ealing Council in various positions. She has also worked for Hammersmith and Fulham Council as a School Technical Support Officer, Information Technology Liaison Officer, Help Desk Operator and Clerk to Governors. She subsequently joined the Housing Department as a Housing Applications Officer.
At present she teaches international students English grammar from home and takes them on outings in London. She also works part-time as a Personal Assistant/Carer, attending to the care needs of a friend who has Motor Neurone Disease. She is also a Landlady.
Carolyn's hobbies include Spiritual Healing, being with her family, eating out, going to the cinema, shows, parties, museums, art galleries and parks.

Regina joined WAPPY's Board of Trustees and became its Treasurer in January 2015, taking over from John Durston. She is now a Trustee only and has handed over the role of Treasurer to newly appointed Marie Ehuy.
She gained a BA in English and Business at the University of Pedagogy and Foreign Languages (Poland, 1998-2001). Since graduating she's worked as an English teacher in nurseries and schools for children and young people (5-15) at the 'ATUT’ Educational Centre in Poland (2006-2009). �Having undertaken various accounting course NVQ Level 2 and 3 and a course in Customer Service Level 2 (Vision2learn), since 2007, Regina has worked in the field of accountancy and booking including with PHILIPPOU & CO ACCOUNTANTS Dec 2007 – May 2012, Jan 2014 – Jan 2016.
Regina enjoys socialising with friends and family, swimming and art. Her teenage son is a member of WAPPY.

Anjan works in the arts and heritage sector delivering world-class projects and archives. In addition he is a London based writer, performance poet, and He has produced and hosted London Literature Lounge in venues across London, bringing together writers and musicians from all genres. Anjan holds an MA in Cultural Management from City University. He has collaborated with WAPPY on various projects,whoch has led to the development of the one of the themes ('Lost and Found) in WAPPY's anthology, 'The Soul of a Child, and has also inspired WAPPY's collectve performance of 'Hard Times' (drawing on Dickens) at the 2012 Huntley Archives Conference. He joied the Board of Trustees June 2013.

Marie Ehuy was newly appointed to join the Board of Trustees as Treasurer from 12th May 2018. She's been working as a Data admin/coordinator with Eurostar/Momentu for more thn 15 years and has experience and training in book-keeping, accountancy, team leading and business administration.
She is bi-lingual, being fluent in speaking French and English.