Who We Are
Our team in the United Kingdom is quite small, consisting of our founder and CEO, two team members, six trustees, and a handful of dedicated volunteers who step forward to help with various tasks and events.
On the ground in Moldova, we support a team of 38 who deliver the aid brought in from the UK throughout the country and work providing social services in Phoenix Complex.
Awarded Civic Medal in 2015 by the president of Republic of Moldova.
Awarded British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 2017 New Year Honour list for services to children with special needs in northern Moldova.
Author of Get MAD! The Life and Times of a Madwoman
Chair of the board of trustees. Retired leadership coach and former human resource director in the non-profit sector.
“MAD-Aid makes a huge difference to many people’s lives in Moldova and elsewhere by getting just the right help to just the right people. I love being part of that work.”
A chartered engineer; played a significant technical role in bringing digital TV to Europe. CEO of Receiver Research Ltd.
“Moldovan people have suffered for centuries because of political interference and occupation by other countries. Moldova has now been a free independent democracy for about a quarter of a century but it has been a struggle for them to rebuild the social fabric that the people deserve. Those of us who can help, should.”
Born in Moldova, moved to England in 2001. Founder and CEO of Ocavia Limited and TAX Ace.
“Since joining MAD-AID I have discovered that giving is probably the most rewarding act you can do in your life; it recharges the spirit within us, which is priceless.”
“I am involved in MAD-Aid, because I enjoy seeing the children we help progress, and the way they see life.
They inspire us and we support them.”
“I visited Moldova after being invited to become and trustee and bring my expertise. Every help I can give, I know is going to help where is most needed.“
“I visited Moldova many times and my desire is to help as much as I can to improve the country as whole and offer better opportunities for their people.“
We warmly welcome individuals with the necessary skills to join our charity and make a difference. Whether you are interested in becoming a trustee, volunteering your time, or being part of our dedicated team, we encourage you to reach out to us without hesitation. Your expertise and commitment can contribute significantly to our mission, and we would be grateful for your involvement. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and explore the meaningful ways you can be part of our charitable efforts.
Charity work is only possible with a lot of help from our friends.
British Embassy in Chisinau
CWUHA– Communication Workers Union Humanitarian Aid
Foundation of Vlad Plahotniuc Edelweiss
Moldova Embassy in London
Moldova Not Forgotten
St Marys Hospital
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation