ACLT is a 40+ times award winning charity committed to providing hope to patients living with blood cancer and illnesses where a matched donor (stem cell, blood or organ) is required to save a life. Our work is driven by a belief that no one should die waiting for a donor to become available.
Tel: 0203 757 7700
2A Garnet Rd
Paula Sofowora – ACLT Trustee
Paula is a Barrister. She started her career at the Prudential in 1985 and up until June 2017, was Senior Legal Counsel at Zurich where she worked for 20 years. She has an extensive track record of dealing with a wide variety of retail and commercial matters, including disputes, legal and regulatory change, conduct risk and financial crime. In 2006, Paula met Daniel De- Gale who would leave a lasting impression on her. Following a donor drive, 19 Zurich colleagues joined the registers. In 2017, she completed the Inca Trail for ACLT. Paula is currently consulting and pursuing her writing. “Paula became an ACLT Trustee because she is passionate about cultural inclusion and wants to support the charity raise awareness, educate and advocate for change so nobody has to wait too long for a transplant and more can be done to find a cure for blood cancer.”
Beverley De-Gale OBE – ACLT Co-Founder
Beverley’s role is to ensure ACLT runs smoothly. She manages the staff/volunteers ensuring effective use of limited resources and organises registration drives. Beverley also supports patients and their families who are confronted with a diagnosis of any blood cancers/disorders and those in urgent need of an organ transplant. In her spare time Beverley likes to eat out and socialise with friends and family. She enjoys relaxing with her daughter Dominique, listening to music, reading books or watching interesting TV. Beverley, also loves to travel around the world with Orin, enjoying quality time and finding out about other cultures.
Jeremie Alamazani – ACLT Trustee
Jeremie Alamazani is co-Founder and CEO of Square Rock Group (www.squarerockgroup.com). SRG is a ten year old global media company, based in the City of London, trading internationally. Jeremie says “Over more than twenty years and due to the total dedication of few people, ACLT has achieved remarkable results with limited resources. It is time to add “new gears to the car”, new sets of business skills and a better process/performance-based approach to the already successful humanitarian approach.”
This will be one of the Jeremie’s mission within ACLT.
Laverne Walker – ACLT Trustee
As a Director of Sackville Travel Services Ltd I enjoy the perks that the tourism industry offers but this does not come without hard work and relationship building. I am driven by my passion for the Caribbean’s cultural heritage and see tourism as a means to preserve and showcase the rich heritage of the region. As a Director, I am more involved with developing corporate strategy and the long-term vision of the company, for which my management & accountancy background have proven useful. An important part of my role is to develop, manage and sustain external partnerships with key stakeholders in the tourism sector such as major airlines, tourism ministers and tourist boards. Being a Trustee of ACLT I provide support and advise where possible, in an effort to educate and share the importance of lifesaving donation and increasing the register of black and ethnic minority stem cell (bone narrow), blood and organ donors to help save lives.
Orin Lewis OBE – ACLT Co-Founder
Orin’s main purpose is to develop the strategy and principles of the ACLT. He also manages the staff alongside Beverley, planning effective use of resources. Moreover, Orin delivers operative programs and service within budget and to quality standards. When Orin has spare time he loves to listen to music and relax. He loves to travel around the world in his spare time with Beverley as it helps them unwind.
Ronke Oke BEM – PR Manager
Ronke is responsible for implementing PR campaigns, third party collaborations and managing the development and delivery of all patient-led appeals. Alongside this Ronke also works closely with patient and donor case studies, securing media interviews and features to raise awareness on individual case studies and raising awareness and maintaining the overall profile of ACLT within the news media. A lover of enterprise, Ronke also runs a natural skincare business www.emiandben.com which produces handmade body butters using Africa’s best kept secret; Shea butter.