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Tower Hamlets Old People's Welfare Trust
Tower Hamlets Old People's Welfare Trust

Staff and Trustees

The Wakefield and Tetley Trust has 9 Trustees who meet 4 times a year. The Trust also has a Grants Committee which considers all applications received for funding and a Finance and General Purposes Committee that is responsible for overseeing financial and staff management and the Trust’s investments. The committees each meet 4 times a year.

The Trustees

Stuart Morganstein (Chairman)

Stuart Morganstein

Stuart qualified as a dental surgeon in 1966. In 2000 he took early retirement from his post as Head of Department of Comprehensive Dental Care at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. As well as teaching dentistry and providing dental care Stuart has worked as a consultant and advisor internationally regarding dental facility design. He is currently Senior Research Fellow in the Medical Architecture Research Unit, South Bank University, a Warden of Bevis Marks Synagogue and a Liveryman of the Barbers Company. He also enjoys theatre and collecting Lalique glass.

Cherry Bushell


Cherry spent 15 years as a senior fundraiser and freelancer with multiple charity causes including Macmillan Cancer and the Royal Society of Arts before leading several nonprofits including RCVS Knowledge, NBFA Assisting the Elderly and, most recently, the Healthcare Infection Society. She is currently a volunteer Secretary to the Edridge Fund.

The Venerable Peter Delaney MBE

The Venerable Peter Delaney MBE (Chairman)

Peter has recently retired as Archdeacon of London and his interests include inter-relationships with other Trusts in the area and social outreach. He is a former Vicar of All Hallows Church and has a longstanding involvement as a Trustee of the Wakefield Trust.

Patrick (Paddy) Kelly (Vice Chairman)

Patrick (Paddy) Kelly

Paddy is a Partner in the Firm of Laytons, Solicitors.  He is a Member of the Worshipful Company of World Traders and a Freeman of the City of London. Paddy specialises in international trade and EC law. His leisure interests include off-shore sailing, skiing and travelling.

Lady Judith Christine Moody-Stuart

Lady Moody-Stuart

Judy is a Tower Hamlets resident with significant experience as a trustee, speaking Turkish, Malay, French and Dutch. She is on the boards of Cecily’s Fund for Zambian AIDS orphans’ education, Quaker Social Action in London’s East End, British Community Council in Istanbul, Westmeston Parish Hall, Outpost Archive Centre in The Hague, Transparency International (UK) and the Asian University for Women Support Board in the USA. Judy is an active member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), registering marriages and dealing with employment and volunteering issues in West Sussex.

Clare Murphy

Clare Murphy

Clare gained considerable experience of Tower Hamlets during 30 years as a community development worker with a youth and community project. Her interest in East London continues through various voluntary commitments, including Spitalfields Housing Association, currently serving as Company Secretary. She is also a (very) part-time supervisor for diploma and degree students of informal and community education at the YMCA, George Williams College in Canning Town. Reading and gardening are among her hobbies.

Dawn Plimmer


Dawn is a Knowledge & Learning Advisor at Big Lottery Fund, working to establish a new knowledge and learning function to support internal continuous improvement, grantee learning, and effective knowledge sharing with the wider social sector. She was previously a consultant at NPC (New Philanthropy Capital), a think tank and consultancy for the charity sector, providing strategic advice and evaluation support to help charities and funders increase their effectiveness and measure their impact. Dawn is also a trustee of the Alec Dickson Trust, is passionate about social justice, learning, service design... and tennis!

Helal Rahman

Helal Rahman

Helal has lived in East London for the last 20 years; he has an extensive knowledge of the local community and its needs and is a qualified youth and community worker. Helal has been an elected member of the Tower Hamlets Borough Council. His interests include travelling, photography and poetry.

Lady Susan Reardon Smith

Lady Susan Reardon Smith

Sue is an interior designer living in Southwark, having been born and brought up in South Wales. She has served on several charity committees, and was a governor of two independent girls’ schools for many years. In the last few years she has completed a two year course in spiritual direction, a certificate in theology and a certificate and diploma course in creative writing at Birkbeck. She has many interests including poetry and theatre.


The Staff

Roland Smith, Clerk to the Trustees

Roland Smith, Clerk to the Trustees

Roland comes from Sheffield. He was a member of the British Diplomatic Service for 35 years, ending his career as ambassador to Ukraine. He became Clerk to the Trustees in 2004. Roland is active in his local church (St Luke’s, Battersea), where he sings in the choir and is on the Parochial Church Council. His interests include football (Sheffield United), music, and walking the Pennine Way. He is married, with two grown-up daughters and two grandsons.

Elaine Crush, Grant Officer

Elaine Crush, Grant Officer

Elaine manages all aspects of grant-making at the Trust. She has been active in the voluntary sector for the past 20 years as a volunteer and consultant working on a range of national and European funding programmes. She is interested in sustainable development and is studying for a Masters in Food Policy.



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