Mum of 2 fabulous girls adopted from Anhui Province, China, I have edited the Magazine, CACH UP! since the August 2010 edition. I am now enjoying my role as Chair!
I was adopted from Hangzhou in December '94 by two wonderful parents and have been a part of CACH-All since the very beginning. I'm overjoyed to be joining the committee at such an exciting time and feel very privileged to be volunteering alongside such a passionate and dedicated team.
Sharon Charlton Thompson
I volunteered to become Secretary of CACH-All in 2015 because I am passionate about post adoption support of families with intercountry adopted children, remedy and I simply wanted to ‘do my bit’ towards this. It’s a privilege to be a part of the committee and I am staggered by the commitment of the volunteers who make things happen alongside the usual busy day jobs and the chaos of family life. We have been members of CACH-All since 2006 when we adopted Tilly, and in 2012 we adopted Sam. I live in Bath and work full time as a Coaching Psychologist. If I can help you in anyway relating to adoption and CACH-All please do get in touch.
I have been Membership Secretary for the last 7 years, and it's a role I love, giving me the chance to be in contact with so many members as well as working with a great group of people on the Committee. I live in south west London. Mum to three, Hermione, Joseph and then Lucy who was adopted from Hubei province in 2006.
I have recently taken up the role of Treasurer and am responsible for ensuring that we maintain proper financial records and a stable and sustainable financial position to enable the organisation to undertake its various functions and activities. I am a Chartered Accountant and finance director of a computer company. My wife Ingrid and I have 2 adopted children; our daughter Zhongyao was adopted from Anhui Province, China and our son, Anuwat, was adopted in 2016 while we were living and working in Thailand.
I look after the website content. We are moving over to WordPress which is more user friendly, so apologies while we get it finalised. I'm very keen to keep the content relevant and up to date so please feel free to send me contributions and any ideas about what you want.
I am mum to two girls, the younger was adopted from China in 2004.
I look after the technical side of the CACH-All website. If anybody has any thoughts about the site then please do get in touch. I am the father of a girl & boy adopted from China, and work in software development.
My name is Carrie Fleming and I'm excited to continue the national regional co-ordinator job. Having served for several years as part of the the group running Surrey I enjoy learning more about the other regions activities and how others are keeping families involved in CACH-All. There are certainly a lot of challenges to overcome but the long term reason to stay connected to CACH-All remains as important as it was when the children were young.
I am married to Donald and have two girls, Iona and Allegra. Allegra was adopted from Shangro, Jiangxi. Please do feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or issues regarding your region.
Shirley Kirby & Ella Doherty
Hi! I'm Shirley. I was adopted in 2001 with my two brothers David & Gary. I live in Hertfordshire but I'm currently at Uni in Plymouth. I also studied in XJTLU in Suzhou, Jiansu Province for a year. Contact me if you would like to join the teen/young adult facebook, instagram or snapchat groups. Thanks!
Hi I'm Ella and one of your new teen reps! I hope to make the CACH-ALL events as exciting as possible and to your interests. If there's anything you want to suggest or talk to me about I'm always here!
David Kirby & Josie Malloy
David - I along with my family have been members of CACH-All for over 15 years. I am a Data Analyst Apprentice in London. The role of Fundraising officer has been a challenging but exciting experience for me, given that I have very little experience in fundraising. I am beginning to get my head around what is required of me and I hope as I develop I will be able to dictate more about my role. Overall I am enjoying the role and attending the committee meetings where we discuss the past, present and future of the charity.
Josie - Mum of 1 from Jiangxi plus step mum to a few grown up kids.