Eric Huntley 2016

Eric Lindberg Huntley

Sally Baffour 2016

Sally Baffour

Akuba 2015

Grace Quansah ('Akuba')

Caroly Warner, 2016

Carolyn Warner

Caolyn 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.

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.
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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 http://www.adoptionmatterstv.blogspot.com/). 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.

Anjan Saha

Anjan Saha

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.

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John Durston Consultant

John is now retired after a career in social services and social housing administration, customer services management, and as committee secretary with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). He has a sociology degree and qualifications in counselling, NLP (neuro-linguistic-programming) and personal development. He has worked with WAPPY since 2008 as administrator, acting treasurer and trustee, and currently as consultant. He now enjoys playing music (guitar and harmonica) and playing in his local church worship band, as well as following his interests in folk, rock and gospel music, and in following sport and reading detective novels.

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Dr. Graham Shaw

Regina Ioannou

Regina Ioannou

Regina joined WAPPY's Board of Trustees and became its Treasurer in January 2015, taking over from John Durston.

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.

Dr. Graham Shaw, has been with WAPPY since January 2012. He has a background in teaching Science-based subjects at secondary school level, having undertaken a professional teachers’ PGCE course at King’s College (2005 -2008). In addition, he has undertaken doctoral research in Chemistry and enjoyed undertaking an ‘A’ Level in Theatre Studies, prior to pursuing a career in scientific research. His conscientious and organised approach to work plus sensitive, enthusiastic and analytical energy he brings to the group is well appreciated by the WAPPY team and the WAPPY writers and we look forward to drawing on his teaching skills and expertise in the realm of science in the near future. Since 2013, Graham has been working at Ealing Independent School with the Department of Science and he is a House Master.

Patron of WAPPY since June 2013, Eric Huntley Eric Lindbergh Huntley, is an author, educationalist, political campaigner, publisher and one of WAPPY’s patrons. With Jessica Huntley, his late wife, also an educationalist, campaigner, and publisher, they founded radical book publishers, Bogle L’Ouverture Publications LTD (now Bogle L’Ouverture Press) and have been proactively involved with the British African - Caribbean community's experience since their first arrival in England in 1956 to the first decade of the twenty-first century.