Our Trustees

Juliet Stoker

Juliet Stoker (nee Sparkes)

  • Born and brought up in Ceylon.
  • Qualified special needs teacher.
  • Husband, Alistair, is our SHSL Treasurer.
  • All their 3 daughters have visited or volunteered in the homes.
Claire Stratton

Claire Stratton (nee Sparkes)

  • Born and brought up in Ceylon.
  • Husband Peter (deceased) was a Chartered Surveyor and very involved with building and renovations of the Homes.
  • All 4 children have visited the homes.
Kerry Sparkes

Kerry Sparkes

  • (Widow of Jonathan, brother to Claire and Juliet).
  • Her daughter has visited the homes.
David Innes

David Innes

  • Born and brought up in Ceylon.
  • Retired Army officer and trustee of many charities.
  • He is a regular visitor to the homes.
  • Prior to building the Sparkes Kallar home, he made a reconnaissance trip and was instrumental in securing the site from the Methodist Church.
Philip Gay

Philip Gay

  • Philip and his wife have visited the homes with the Strattons on several occasions and has been heavily involved in all the rebuilding projects.
  • Philip is very committed to the charity.
Duncan Sparkes

Duncan Sparkes

  • First cousin of Claire, Juliet and Jonathan.
  • Recently retired from the Foreign Office, with whom he has worked in many locations overseas.
  • Duncan currently works for the Lord Mayor of the City of London.
Edward Stratton

Edward Stratton

  • Son of Claire and Peter Stratton.
  • Edward has worked in finance for 13 years in both London and New York.
  • He volunteered in Sri Lanka immediately after the tsunami and has visited the homes regularly since then.