Misión México (UK) became a registered charity (number SC042838) in January 2011.
It was established by Deborah Grossman who began volunteering with Pam and Alan Skuse in 2006.
Misión México (UK)’s objective is to provide sustainability for Albergue Misión México by:
- Raising the profile of Albergue Misión México in the UK;
- Increasing ongoing support through fundraising and administrative activities
Board of trustees
Chairperson: Deborah Grossman
Treasurer: Joshua Hill
Trustees: Katie Steingold, Maurizio Gioli
Contact misión méxico (uk)
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Meet the trustees
‘Having volunteered for Misión México since 2006 in a fundraising and administrative capacity whilst living in Australia, setting up a charity in the UK when I moved back here, seemed like the logical next step. It’s definitely a challenge but I am constantly learning and always meeting amazing people who want to help. The kids in Mexico are addictive and I love knowing that every day I get to try and make a difference in some very special kids’ lives. Pam and Alan Skuse are two of the most inspirational people I have every known and it is an honour to be part of their family.’
‘I first got involved with Misión México when the UK team was initially set-up to help create awareness and raise funds to be sent back to Tapachula. Initially, my role was to dabble with the marketing side of the things and help out on a few events – but the more I heard about these incredible kids, the more I got involved until, before I knew it, I was a trustee! I love being involved with this amazing group of people and doing my small bit to support Pam and Alan in giving these kids a second chance at a childhood and all the things that they deserve. Plus, I love rocking out in the old sombrero!”
Katie joined Mision Mexico (UK) in 2010 as a volunteer helping with fundraising events and social media. She joined the Board in 2012. Katie has worked in the charity sector for over six years, most recently for a locally-focused organisation which specialises in supporting small charities in strengthening their services and develop their public-facing image. Katie now works with Media Trust as an Events Office. Her background is in Communications, Training and Development and she is passionate about using her skills, knowledge and expertise to help Mision Mexico UK support Pam, Alan, and all the amazing kids that they care for. Katie’s sense of humour and willingness to give things a go makes her a XX Trustee to the Charity.
‘I joined Misión México in November 2011 and since then it has been an amazing journey with the UK team and the people in Mexico. What Pam and Alan have managed to do with the kids is more than just beautiful, it’s a daily inspiration and a reason to work hard to keep our kids’ dreams alive and give them the chance to do their best in life. I can’t imagine anything better than that”.
With a background in Engineering and Graphic Arts, Maurizio started his career as CEO/Founder of a successful advertising company in Italy. After that he spent the next 20+ years working and consulting in a variety of B2B technology/research industries in UK, West and East Europe, India and South Korea; managing all operational aspects of the businesses, including marketing, sales, purchasing, customer services and finance. He is now a consultant for Corporates and small and medium companies in London.