Angus Somerville

Angus Somerville

Chairman

After a full career in the Royal Navy, and subsequent CEO roles in the medical charity sector, Angus now serves on his church’s Pastoral Committee and a member of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Winchester. Married to Joanna since 1981, and with two grown-up children, he is keen to ensure young people have the chance to understand what it takes to build and sustain a lasting relationship.

Edmund Adamus

Edmund Adamus

Trustee

Edmund is a recognised authority on the teaching of the Catholic Church on the sacrament of marriage, marriage preparation, John Paul II’s teaching of Theology of the Body and marriage healing. He is Professional Advisor to the Episcopal Vicar for Education and Diocesan Schools Commissioner for Portsmouth.

Katie Thom

Katie Thom

Trustee

Katie is a deputy head teacher at St. Mary’s Independent co-educational School in Southampton. Katie is involved in all aspects of school life but her focus is on the Teaching and Learning progression at the school. Katie attends St. Andrew’s Catholic Church with her family and regularly helps with the catechism classes. Katie also enjoys trips to the theatre and she is a passionate reader too.

Suzie Simmons

Suzie Simmons

Trustee

Suzie is Head of Fundraising at Southampton Hospital Charity, having worked there since the Charity’s relaunch in 2008. She has experience of all aspects of fundraising and is passionate about fundraisers being represented at trustee level. Married to Dave she has two small children and understands the importance of long and lasting relationships. She is keen to ensure that young people are equipped with skills and knowledge to help them build these relationships in their own lives.

When not running around after her children, Suzie likes to cycle, scuba dive and bake.

Angus Somerville

Angus Somerville

Chairman

After a full career in the Royal Navy, and subsequent CEO roles in the medical charity sector, Angus now serves on his church’s Pastoral Committee and a member of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Winchester. Married to Joanna since 1981, and with two grown-up children, he is keen to ensure young people have the chance to understand what it takes to build and sustain a lasting relationship.

Edmund Adamus

Edmund Adamus

Trustee

Edmund is a recognised authority on the teaching of the Catholic Church on the sacrament of marriage, marriage preparation, John Paul II’s teaching of Theology of the Body and marriage healing. He is Professional Advisor to the Episcopal Vicar for Education and Diocesan Schools Commissioner for Portsmouth.

Katie Thom

Katie Thom

Trustee

Katie is a deputy head teacher at St. Mary’s Independent co-educational School in Southampton. Katie is involved in all aspects of school life but her focus is on the Teaching and Learning progression at the school. Katie attends St. Andrew’s Catholic Church with her family and regularly helps with the catechism classes. Katie also enjoys trips to the theatre and she is a passionate reader too.

Suzie Simmons

Suzie Simmons

Trustee

Suzie is Head of Fundraising at Southampton Hospital Charity, having worked there since the Charity’s relaunch in 2008. She has experience of all aspects of fundraising and is passionate about fundraisers being represented at trustee level. Married to Dave she has two small children and understands the importance of long and lasting relationships. She is keen to ensure that young people are equipped with skills and knowledge to help them build these relationships in their own lives.

When not running around after her children, Suzie likes to cycle, scuba dive and bake.

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We seek to support schools and colleges, usually with Years 10 - 13. Our work is consistent with the guidelines issued by the Department of Education for Relationship Education. We operate within the educational curriculum and syllabus for PSHE, Citizenship and RE in schools.