Matt Calvert

Africa is very close to my heart – after spending the first 7 years of my life living there with my parents, I consider it home!!  When David Tilley invited me to be a trustee it was a real “no brainer” for me and I considered it to be an honour.

David was a total inspiration and his hard work and dedication to the children of St Michael School and Tanzania was extremely powerful. His inspiration has helped develop my deep passion for being involved in the work of the David Tilley Children’s Foundation.

I have spent the last 20 years or more working with some of the most difficult young people this country has to offer. It can sometimes be easy to forget, in the middle of all of their difficulties and challenges, that the children and young people of today are the world of tomorrow. It is my belief that we have to nurture and support them in their development and direction for the future.