The SAFE Foundation

The SAFE Foundation

The SAFE Foundation was founded by Lucy Dickenson and a small group of trustees in 2006 to assist in the provision of grants of money and materials that contribute to poverty relief in developing countries. SAFE assists locally led projects often unable to access mainstream aid due to their size, location or status in their local environments.

The SAFE Foundation was registered as a charity in 2007. Our team of trustees have been working hard to raise awareness and funds to facilitate the sustainability of the projects we assist overseas and in the UK.

Meet the Safe team

Hannah Fitt

Operations Director

Hannah is one of the founding Trustees, having experienced working in the developing world. She has travelled in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean and has worked as a SAFE Foundation field operative in our projects in Ghana, Sierra Leone and India. Hannah is a published author and enjoys art, walking, football and playing music in her spare time.

Caz Clark

Finance Director

Caz is one of the founding Trustees, having travelled around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australasia, North America and Africa learning about different cultures. She has worked as a field operative in India, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Cambodia. Caz has interests in sustainable living, music and literature.

Angela Bettany

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Angie is our lovely new volunteer co-ordinator. She will be looking after our new young volunteers and taking them on their SAFE Journey. Angie has a background in events, fundraising and disability rights. She has volunteered in Kenya, Ghana and the UK.

Rae Luxton

Corporate Sponsorship Director

Rae has been on board since early 2008. She is an experienced financial advisor and has personal interests in music and travel. She also works closely with the Events team when all hands need to be on deck!

Mark Dickenson


Mark, or Dicko as we like to call him, has been with SAFE from the very beginning, while officially getting on board in 2009. Mark has been a project team leader in Ghana, and a field operative in India and Uganda.

Amy Cuff


Amy is the media guru of SAFE. She's responsible for the wonderful SAFE films. Amy has a keen interest in international development and has visited our Nepal project!

Dave Williams


Dave has a wealth of knowledge of the third sector and youth organisations. He has travelled all over the world and has been a field operative in our Sierra Leone project.

Jade Lownsborough

Beneficiary Trustee

Jade is our wonderful beneficiary Trustee. You can see her brilliant journey from NEET to Trustee on our youtube channel. Jade has volunteered, worked as a field operative in Sierra Leone, and has been project lead in India.