Meet The Team
(Back Row: Dr David Willox, Lee Wilson, Front Row: Stewart Fisher, Linda Fisher, Morag Willox, John Fisher)
Chairperson - Lee Wilson
Lee is a civil service professional, forming part of the middle management organisational structure. With over 20 years professional experience, his specialities lie within the areas of Communication, Project Management, Emergency and Contingency Planning, Resource Planning and Team achievement.
A BSc graduate, Lee has intently studied environmental, social, economic and political issues within a global context. This added to 30 years experience in the arena of charity work on a purely voluntary capacity, assures him a fundamental part of the Sukhitachild team.
Lee says, “The aim of Sukhita child is to support the needs of others much less fortunate than ourselves. It is a privilege to work with dedicated professionals towards a common goal and I am delighted to be part of this worthwhile journey with them! To embrace one child in need, is to make a hugh difference in someone’s world – that is not hard!!”
Secretary - Dr David Willox
David is a GP in south east Glasgow where he has worked for over 20 years.
After the South Asian Tsunami he became the medical adviser to the charity, Glasgow the Caring City, and travelled with their team to provide aid to Sri Lanka in 2005. Since then he has maintained close links with several of their medical projects. With Morag Willox he visited Sukhita Home in 2006, during a follow up visit to the projects being run in Sri Lanka.
David says, “ We got into conversation with local people who directed us to Sukhita Home because, being sited inland, they felt it had been missed by the major Charities and NGO’s working on the coast. When we visited we quickly realised their desperate situation. On the day we arrived the girls had no food, support was very patchy and staff were exhausted. The Caring City charity had decided to focus on projects in Africa so we formed Sukhita Child principally to meet the needs of these children and others like them and intend to continue to support them in the future.”
Treasurer - John Fisher
Hello, I'm John and I was recruited by my good friend Lee Wilson to help with his Charity work some years ago, when he obviously realised that I could be talked round to just about anything. Well I suppose I did the same and got my family and friends involved too. To me it is important that while trying to make sure everything we tackle is, fun and well organised we must keep focused on our objective of raising money to make a real difference to the lives of the Sukhita Children.
Born in 1953, I have lived and worked in Glasgow almost all my life and own a small haulage firm which has been operational for over 30 years. This experience makes me ideally suited for the role of treasurer were I can ensure that the funds raised are going directly to those who need them most. I am very fortunate in my workforce as they support and take part in all my fund raising endeavours and are always there to lend a helping hand when the need arises. Without the support of friends and family the success I have had in all of our activities would not have been possible and I know we shall continue to do a good job with all these people on board.
Administrator - Morag Willox
After leaving school and college Morag worked as a medical secretary for 10 years before leaving work to bring up her two daughters. She has been involved as a volunteer in charitable and humanitarian work for 5 years. She was involved in the running of a programme in conjunction with the New York Fire Department and the Port Authority Police Department that brought families, who had lost loved ones in the 9/11 disaster, over to Scotland for a holiday. She has also been to New York to work with the family liaison officers and set up the holiday scheme. She was heavily involved after the Asian tsunami, dealing with thousands of phone calls and co-ordinating the distribution of aid to Sri Lanka. After that Morag was again involved after the Pakistan earthquake organising and running a call centre to deal with calls from people pledging money to help the victims of this disaster.
Since a recent a visit to Sri Lanka her aim has been to help alleviate the plight of the children in Sukhita Home. She stated, “These children have basically been forgotten. They are living in very poor surroundings, and it wouldn’t take a lot to change their lives for the better. They are happy children in the face of adversity – they just need a step up the ladder to give them a better quality of life. If we can make just one child’s life better then I will be happy. Let’s put a smile on a child’s face today!”
Coordinator - Linda Fisher
Hi, I am Linda Fisher and I have been helping with various charity fund raising for 23 years. All of this work is on a voluntary basis and usually involves some kind of social event planning and participation. To me the most enjoyable of these events are family oriented ones, and having two grand children I like it best when we can do things together while helping others. (Like the Fun Day Cycle at Ayr or the balloon release in George's Square, Glasgow).
I am 51 years old and am currently employed in the Finance Department of a Housing Association. My husband John and I have been together for nearly 30 years and do most of our charity work as a team. This arrangement works really well for all of the events we organise and also helps us keep our relationship fun. Hopefully we still be coming up with new ideas for many years to come.
Web Developer – Stewart Fisher
With an honours degree in the area of Software Engineering, Stewart is currently employed as an Oracle Applications Developer in Scotland’s water industry. He says, “After getting involved with the Sukhita project at last years Ayr Cycle, I volunteered to create the Sukhita Child website. Using the latest technologies I have hoped to make the site fun as well as informative for all. If you have enjoyed viewing this site then please give a donation, remember that all the work is purely voluntary and all funds will go direct to helping to improve the standard of living for those less fortunate than ourselves.”
We at Sukhita Child would like to thank Graham Edgar Jnr for his hard work in creating both the icons & cursors for this site.