Chris Tait, CEO
Chris joined the Head Office Staff back in January 2017 bringing a wealth of experience in both the business and charity sectors. He joined CRY because he was so inspired by the work of the charity and relished the chance to get involved and to use his experience to help CRY do even more. Chris enjoys working with the Head Office Staff, all dedicated to making a difference. Together they are offering a future to so many children and young people across the globe.
Martyn Dunsford, Project Development Officer
Martyn is the founder of CRY and King's Community Church, Hedge End. He has travelled extensively across Central and Eastern Europe and CIS nations including the Russian Caucasus and Central Asia. Most of CRY's overseas projects involve partnering local church supported social outreach initiatives, with whom Martyn has forged long-standing connections.
Keziah Brennan, Charity Operations Manager
Keziah manages all of the operations of CRY, from monitoring and liaising with the projects to organising the administration of the charity and applying for awards from grant-making bodies. Her working background is in the voluntary sector and she has a degree in Geography and International Development. Kez says that it's a privilege to do what she does and how CRY impacts thousands of lives across the world.
Wendy Clark, Finance Manager
Wendy has been working for CRY since March 2004 and is AAT qualified. On a day-to-day basis, Wendy oversees all the income and expenditure of CRY, making sure that all the money is banked, bills are paid and each project receives all the money that has been donated by our sponsors. She has described her work as "...both exciting and demanding, with many challenges along the way".
Rachel Faulkner, Charity Coordinator
Rachel's job includes communicating with the projects, writing up recent news for newsletters and e-mails, and handling the day to day influx of e-mails. Rachel is a hard worker, she brings a lot of fun to the office and has such a passion for the projects CRY support. Rachel would say she loves to hear the positive stories of children receiving help, it is such a reward knowing that children are being rescued from extremely poor situations, and now have the chance of a better future.
Patrick Vinuya, Designer
Patrick's job includes creating all of CRY's design publications, from newsletters and flyers to shop signs and pull-up banners, videos and more. Patrick has a degree in Advertising and his passions include music. About his work, Patrick would say: "I love doing what I do, knowing that I am making an impact on children's lives around the world with their needs and changing their future".
Allison Banks, Community Fundraiser
Allison is the newest member of our team. She acts as an ambassador for fundraising in the region, building awareness of the benefits of fundraising for CRY and the people we help. She has a degree in Psychology and is a qualified teacher with social media, marketing and promotional skills. Allison would say that “the best things in life cannot be purchased; they can only be discovered through generosity. It’s amazing what you GET from GIVING.”
Jeff Moss, Shop Operations Manager
Jeff Moss joined CRY as our Shop Operations Manager in April 2020 having been involved with CRY’s work for over 20 years, more latterly as a Trustee. Jeff draws from his experience as a B&Q buyer to help maximise the sales and profitability of our shops. Having visited several of our projects over the years Jeff feels excited and honoured to be involved in this capacity. Jeff is married to Lori who has managed 2 of our shops, Dorchester and Taunton and plays an active role today.
April Stockill, Finance Assistant
April is CRY’s Finance Assistant. She has an NFC level 3 in Business Administration and is working towards her AAT qualification in accountancy. April says that she loves working for an organisation whose goals are to see children’s lives changed around the world for the better.