Susan writes “Tony and I have spent much of our married life working overseas. We have four children who have now all grown up and have families of their own. I worked for 18 years in General Practice managing a Health Centre for a population of 11,500 patients, providing health care and services to the local population. Using this experience, I now have the responsibility of being Administrator of the David Tilley Children’s Foundation.
During the early 1970s, Tony and I lived in Africa where two of our children were born. Whilst there, we gained a close understanding of the lives of the people and their children. The town we lived in was small and our children grew up making friends with the local children. We have seen first hand the hardship that these families live under. During our time there we were able to work with students helping them to acquire skills to enable them to earn a better standard of living and contribute to the welfare of their families.
In 2009 we travelled with the Rotary Club of Storrington to southern Tanzania; and undertook a 3 weeks project building a teacher’s house at St Michael School Kilolo. During that time we again spent a lot of time with the local children who have so little but are happy children. On returning we worked with others to set up the David Tilley Children’s Foundation to provide a way forward to improve the life of the children in the Kilolo area.”