Our Trustees

Let’s Feed Brum is a registered charity and operates with a Board of Trustees, some of which are the charity’s original founders.

As a volunteer-led charity, our Trustees do a lot more than strategic planning and decision-making. Alongside fellow Co-Founder, Ben Rafiqi, they’re also the volunteers who help run the charity day-to-day; from finance and fundraising to corporate engagement, connecting with the commissioned services and Local Authority, and supporting our volunteers.

Meet Our Trustees

Tara Tomes

Co-Founder, Trustee & Chair

Tara leads on the charity’s overall strategy, including connections with key services. She sits on Birmingham On Street Support Forum, as well as the management committee for Tabor Living. She’s also a Patron of SIFA Fireside, and her agency, EAST VILLAGE., handles all of LFB’s marketing and social media.

Richard Peachey

Co-Founder, Trustee & Treasurer

Rich looks after all-things-finance for Let’s Feed Brum; from day-to-day bookkeeping, to ensuring that we’re compliant when it comes to HMRC and the Charities Commission. His agency, 5874, is a co-founder of the charity and behind the overall brand and website.

Hattie D’Souza

Co-Founder, Trustee & Secretary

Hattie works at EAST VILLAGE. and leads on PR and marketing for Let’s Feed Brum. As Secretary, she ensures that trustee meetings are kept to time and minuted, in addition to organising our volunteer socials.

Raj Rana

Co-Founder & Trustee

The idea for Let’s Feed Brum began with a meeting at Raj’s restaurant, Itihaas, which is based in Birmingham city centre. He’s a co-founder and also provides food for some of our evening walkabouts; encouraging more local food businesses to do the same.

Nichola D’Souza

Trustee

Nichola joined our Board of Trustees in 2019, bringing a wealth of charity experience with her. Alongside Tara, she sits on the Birmingham On Street Support Group, helping to encourage better communication and collaboration across the city’s community and faith groups.

Alan & Katherine Strang

Trustees

Alan and Katherine joined us in 2019, after volunteering with our evening teams and seeing the impact that LFB had every day. They launched our breakfast clubs and monthly events, and oversee them each and every week. They also oversee clothing donations and lead on our corporate engagement.

Want To Get Involved?

We are a volunteer-led homeless charity in Birmingham, relying on the kindness and compassion of local people, community groups, businesses, and more! You can get involved with us in a number of ways…

Volunteer your time as part of our evening walkabouts, twice weekly breakfasts, or help us behind-the-scenes.

Pledge the support of your business, with anything from a team volunteering day to fundraising activity.

Get in touch if you have time, money, or essential items to donate to people living on the streets.

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