There are six retired members of the committee all of whom play an active role within the Methodist Church at Lammack, Blackburn, which in turn is partnered with the Methodist Church Kijijone, Meru County, Kenya, where the Patrick Muthuri Family Foundation was first formed.



Alan Tarry is a retired Company Director with a commercial/financial background. He believes strongly in providing every child with an equal opportunity in life. He is a Steward of the Church and his interests include photography, travel and theatre.


Patricia Peddie was a Social Worker and Counsellor and remains actively involved in mediation, world mission and women’s issues with a passion for defending the powerless and helping people to find their voice. She is a Steward of the church and shares the same interests as her husband, Geoffrey, including spending time with their family which they both enjoy.



Rev’d. Geoffrey Peddie is a Methodist Minister who remains actively involved in ecumenical and interfaith development and is committed to issues around justice, reconciliation and healing. His interests include walking, reading and theatre.


Sheila Brown for all of her working life has been a primary school teacher, and retains her deep concern for children and their welfare and education. She shares the same interests as her husband John including spending some time with their family of four sons, three of whom  live in various parts of the world.


John Brown was a Company Director in the printing and publishing industry, is a Steward of the church and a former Circuit Steward. He is a House Group Leader and was a member of the management group for the Asylum Seekers and Refugees Circuit project. His interests include music, theatre and walking.