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About Our Trustees

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Debbie Jackson

2 years ago, Chris was telling me about an idea that a friend of ours had had. She wondered what my thoughts were about it, I said I thought it was a great idea. That's when I became a Trustee. It's hard work, sometimes quite stressful, but very rewarding. 


I'm married with 2 grown-up children and 1 gorgeous Granddaughter.  I work as a Chef Manager in an inner-city school. I like cycling, camping, and gardening. 

Chris Shuter

Since retiring in my mid-fifties I have concentrated on volunteering in the community, working with a number of charities and community groups, with particular emphasis on inclusion and social justice. 


I was on the original group who brought Bags of Blessings from an idea into reality, which has been very hard work at times but has always been my pleasure and my joy. 


I am a happy wife of 1, a devoted mum of 2, a doting granny of 4, a committed Christian and I love to potter in my garden.

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Lakmali Scott

I’ve been involved with BoB from the beginning. I strongly believe in the ‘concept of giving’, therefore the experience has been rewarding as it’s a wonderful feeling to know we are making a difference and putting smiles on children's faces. I’m a Sri Lankan Buddhist and a full-time mum to two girls (aged 8 and 6).


I’ve got a BA (Hons) in English Literature and a Postgrad Diploma in Human Rights Education. This led to over 15 years experience in the social services sector in Sri Lanka, which included working with women (domestic abuse and female-headed households), children (in juvenile detention centers and of domestic abuse), conducting research and studies that helped lobby for policy changes in pertinent issues concerning access to justice in general.

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