Our Patron is Damon Hill, OBE, who needs no introduction. A former Formula One World Champion, he also champions the rights of people with learning disabilities and is a hard working and committed ambassador for halow.
John Stevens has been practicing in the accountancy and finance sector since 1981. He advises halow on fundraising, finance and compliance. He is a partner in a City of London Accountancy Practice and holds several directorships in range of companies in different industries.
Prior to setting up his own accountancy practice John worked for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and accounting firm Ernst & Young.
“As one of the founders, I have been a part of the halow project from its beginning and now as a trustee I aim to bring my skills, from building and developing my own company, to support the team to fulfil its long term plans. Of all the halow objectives, as a parent the one I value above all is the organisation’s passion that our young people have a voice and the right to their own life choices.
The skill, thought, care and ambition to enable this is considerable and we have a fantastic team to achieve it and I look forward to making a contribution.”
“I became a Trustee because I feel very passionately about halow and their ethos towards the young people who join us. I have seen an amazing change in our own son, who has Down’s Syndrome and who has really blossomed since his involvement with halow – I would like to see that in as many young people as possible, and becoming a Trustee is an exciting opportunity to help achieve this.”
“It’s been a pleasure and privilege to be one of halow’s trustees since it’s inception. Seeing first hand how the charity has grown and developed into the organisation it is today has been very satisfying and I pay tribute to all those who have helped along the way and continue to strive today to keep improving and serving our young people.”
“halow has come such a long way! It has been a privilege to be part of that journey and to see the organisation grow and provide so much that has the respect of so many within the community. I never cease to be inspired by the young people and their many achievements and we must thank them for making halow what it is today.
There is still much to do, and I am excited at being able to assist the dynamic team of dedicated staff and buddies led by Campbell and Graham. It takes a lot of commitment and effort to build and maintain an organisation like halow, the recent covid 19 crisis is probably our greatest challenge so far, we are stretch to the very limits but I feel confident we will come through this stronger and ready for the future as there is still so much to do.’’
Richard is the founder of Arrow Shipping Group, a global Ship-broking company with offices in Europe and the Far East. He is also a passionate motor racing driver who regularly competes in international events throughout the world.
“Without Harriet, Amber, Laura, Oliver and William there would be no halow. As Will’s father I have been taken on a truly enlightening journey into a world I never imagined I would be involved in. Our children gave us the inspiration to set up halow, to help improve the lives of young adults with a learning difficulty. It is remarkable all that has been achieved so far. The journey continues every day as halow continues to learn to make a difference to the young people we support.”
“The triumphs and accomplishments I’ve seen halow’s young people achieve with the nurturing support of our team of buddies and staff leave me in awe.
Now, Campbell and Graham are leading the organisation to help the young people through the extraordinary challenges that the pandemic has brought. They are doing this with a clarity and inventiveness which is matched by fantastic energy and dedication from the whole team. With counselling, encouragement and great development ideas, our young people can continue to triumph and achieve, with halow as a source of stability in these uncertain times.”