Fran Cabeza-West

James Wong

Community Mentor for the Midlands and North   What attracted you to abob in the first place? It was 2015, I was facing some personal challenges and I realised that part of me had not grown up. I started studying about archetypes and participating in workshops that led to more self-enquiry and growth, one of which was led by an … Read More

Thurstan Crockett

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Thurstan Crockett, 58, Community Mentor for the South West. How did you know about abob? I was living in Brighton at the time and there was a very active Super Dads group that I was involved in. We dads would support our children at primary schools, as there weren’t many men around. Ali Mayor who set up Super Dads suggested … Read More

Helen Carpenter

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My background is in fundraising for the NSPCC where I spent 15 years working across the organisation. I started working for ABOB in 2017 and was hooked – it’s incredible to hear about the work being done here and the difference it makes to all the men involved. I am driven by the need for it. I first heard about … Read More

Rose Rouse

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I have been passionately managing PR and press for abandofbrothers since 2012. I have always had inordinate faith in their ability to transform the lives of other men, particularly young men who have had ‘hurt’ lives and channelled all of that ‘hurt’ energy into more pain for themselves and others. Abandofbrothers has been featured on Woman’s Hour, in the Telegraph … Read More

Mark Nightingale

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Mark came to abob 12 years ago in Brighton when a lot of the Hub members originally gathered. He’d already done several years of men’s work and been an actor for 27 years. ‘Acting prepared me for my role in abob because it gave me the confidence to present which I now do a lot of, as well as direct … Read More

Andy Clark

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I joined a band of brothers in March 2014 as a mentor in Eastbourne. In July 2019 I joined the Hub Team working on the Systems and Operations of a band of brothers nationally. I remain an active volunteer member within the Eastbourne group. I see real examples of the work we do making a difference to young men’s lives … Read More

Georgina Sarmiento-Carr

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Georgina Sarmiento-Carr

I joined abandofbrothers at the beginning of 2016 to oversee the Charity’s finances.  My role has evolved over the past 3 years, and I am now proud to also be the Charity Secretary. I champion what is being done at abandofbrothers: the men I work alongside and the men I support in the ABoB communities are a huge hope for … Read More

James Wong

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James Wong Regional CEO (South)

James Wong currently serves as Chief Development Officer (CDO) at Abandofbrothers. He is accountable for creating sustainable fundraising avenues and revenue streams in realising Abandofbrothers’ mission. James believes in laying down healthy foundations for our future generations. After many years of feeling frustration and desperation in his efforts, he has found new hope, meaning and personal potency by coming together … Read More

Dan Hartley

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Dan joined abandofbrothers in 2008 and was influential in initiating the first ‘Quest for Community’ for young men. With over 10 years experience of frontline youth work, primarily within the Youth Justice and Leaving Care sectors in London and Sussex, Dan continues to play a key role in the growth and development of the Charity. “For me, abandofbrothers felt like … Read More

Conroy Harris

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I was born in St Johns, Antigua and moved to England in the early sixties and grew up in Nottingham. Although I have lived in Oxford for over 30 years I remain a keen Nottingham Forest fan. I left home at 16 to join the R.A.F and served for 6 years. After I was discharged from the R.A.F, I experienced … Read More