Mission Statement

The purpose of the Trust is for the relief of poverty, specifically to relieve the poverty of children living in areas of humanitarian crises overseas.  The benefits of the organisation’s purpose is to

  1. provide food to those children in need, to help alleviate malnutrition and starvation
  2. provide medical care to those in need
  3. provide clean water in underdeveloped countries to alleviate the risk of waterborne diseases
  4. to help provide education for children, which in turn helps provide the next generation with the tools to fight poverty and conquer disease.

What we do

We raise funds through a variety of activities throughout the year, which contributes to a large annual fund-raising black tie event.   This special night helps us to generate awareness of life-saving charity work where children are caught up in humanitarian disasters, and raising significant funds to help make a difference.

Meet the team

Lisa Butcher


I moved down to Devon from Buckinghamshire in 2002. Prior to this my background was in marketing communications where I worked across Europe in Marketing Management roles, specialising in corporate communications, product launches, and event organisation. After moving to the South West, I was instrumental in the setting up and management of a local charity for 10 years, which became a well-known and highly-regarded befriending organisation. Along with this I have been involved for a number of years in organising charity fund-raising events in aid of Save the Children. I now utilise my charity management and event organisational skills to help support and grow Events and Stuff South West Charitable Trust.  I enjoy the great outdoors and enjoy walking, running and cycling.

Ian Coulton


I have spent many years in the teaching profession as a Physical Education teacher, and in my spare time utilize my strong organisational skills to fundraise for charity. I have planned and implemented many huge events to raise valuable funds.  I have a strong sporting background, having played rugby and premier division cricket for over 30 years, representing Devon at all levels.

Matt Easton


After graduating University in 2002 I taught PE in a number of schools in South East London, before moving home four years ago to Torbay. I have continued teaching PE and have become Head of Year. I have a strong sporting background having competed in a wide variety of sports but most significantly football and rugby. Through my teaching and sporting background I have developed excellent organisational and leadership skills that I utilise to fundraise for charity

Gill Portman


I’m a Mum of two grown-up daughters. I’m a nurse and midwife and work in women’s health. When I’m not working I love sport. I play badminton, netball and rounders, and am an avid supporter of Sheffield United. I bring to the charity my time, organisational abilities and caking-making skills (always good for cake stalls!).