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There is a global food crisis and a growing poverty gap. Amazonian deforestation is at a 15-year high, hurting local communities who are in the frontline. Violence against women and girls is widespread and growing.

The Caring Family Foundation is taking action in the UK and in Brazil as two particular areas of the world where food poverty and violence against women are marked. Furthermore, we are acting at the Amazon rainforest, planting trees and protecting local communities . The Foundation has the resources and expertise to tackle these problems in these countries specifically, supporting vulnerable families towards real choices and hopeful lives, while raising global awareness through our work.

Our team

Richard & Patricia Caring

Richard & Patricia Caring

Founders

As parents, Richard and Patricia Caring are determined advocates of the need to protect children from food insecurity and united in their concern to support those who suffer from domestic abuse.

The Foundation was established to realise their shared vision of extending support and solutions to those in crisis.

Together, Richard and Patricia have harnessed their expertise in the food and hospitality sector to forge partnerships with award-winning charitable partners, ensuring the delivery of over a million nutritious meals to those in need.

As a prominent international businessman, Richard has a history of working closely with the charitable sector, including in response to global emergencies and disaster relief. He is the owner of a collection of Private Members Clubs; The Birley Clubs and an iconic collection of London restaurants; Caprice Holdings, the nationwide Ivy Collection and the loved local greengrocer and national restaurant, Bill’s. As Co-Executive Chairwoman of Birley Clubs, Patricia Caring has considerable business and charity experience across the sector, harnessed to drive the foundation’s strategic direction.

As parents, Richard and Patricia Caring are determined advocates of the need to protect children from food insecurity and united in their concern to support those who suffer from domestic abuse.

The Foundation was established to realise their shared vision of extending support and solutions to those in crisis.

Together, Richard and Patricia have harnessed their expertise in the food and hospitality sector to forge partnerships with award-winning charitable partners, ensuring the delivery of over a million nutritious meals to those in need.

As a prominent international businessman, Richard has a history of working closely with the charitable sector, including in response to global emergencies and disaster relief. He is the owner of a collection of Private Members Clubs; The Birley Clubs and an iconic collection of London restaurants; Caprice Holdings, the nationwide Ivy Collection and the loved local greengrocer and national restaurant, Bill’s. As Co-Executive Chairwoman of Birley Clubs, Patricia Caring has considerable business and charity experience across the sector, harnessed to drive the foundation’s strategic direction.


Katie Beeching

Katie Beeching

Foundation director

Katie is the Director for the Caring Family Foundation and has responsibility for the foundation’s strategic and operational delivery, as well as financial oversight. She has over 15 years’ experience combatting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT), Domestic Abuse (DA and Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (CSAE).

Katie previously worked in the charity sector as Head of Domestic Abuse and Modern Slavery for a leading charity provider, with a dedicated team of over 250, supporting over 2,500 vulnerable adults and 600 vulnerable children. Previously a Crown servant, she was appointed to two prime ministerial taskforces and has a Master’s degree in Health and International Development from the London School of Economics and Civil Service Leadership training.

Katie is the Director for the Caring Family Foundation and has responsibility for the foundation’s strategic and operational delivery, as well as financial oversight. She has over 15 years’ experience combatting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT), Domestic Abuse (DA and Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (CSAE).

Katie previously worked in the charity sector as Head of Domestic Abuse and Modern Slavery for a leading charity provider, with a dedicated team of over 250, supporting over 2,500 vulnerable adults and 600 vulnerable children. Previously a Crown servant, she was appointed to two prime ministerial taskforces and has a Master’s degree in Health and International Development from the London School of Economics and Civil Service Leadership training.


Ella Read

Ella Read

Head of operations

Ella Read is Head of Operations for the Caring Family Foundation and has responsibility for its operational delivery. Ella led the UK’s largest government funded service for victims of modern slavery across London and the South-East and oversaw the implementation of a new contract worth over £25m. She has a Master’s degree in psychology and has worked in the charity sector for the last seven years.

Ella Read is Head of Operations for the Caring Family Foundation and has responsibility for its operational delivery. Ella led the UK’s largest government funded service for victims of modern slavery across London and the South-East and oversaw the implementation of a new contract worth over £25m. She has a Master’s degree in psychology and has worked in the charity sector for the last seven years.


Deborah Stillman

Deborah Stillman

Brazil Head of Operations

Deborah is the Brazil Head of Operations, based in London and overseeing the Foundation’s projects in Brazil. Deborah has over six years of experience in the third sector, including advocating for BMER and migrant women involved with the Criminal Justice System or Immigration System as well as survivors of Human Trafficking. Deborah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a post-degree qualification in Human Rights from the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Deborah is the Brazil Head of Operations, based in London and overseeing the Foundation’s projects in Brazil. Deborah has over six years of experience in the third sector, including advocating for BMER and migrant women involved with the Criminal Justice System or Immigration System as well as survivors of Human Trafficking. Deborah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a post-degree qualification in Human Rights from the University of Coimbra, Portugal.


Paola Caiuby Santiago

Paola Caiuby Santiago

Project manager, Brazil

Paola is the Project Manager for the Foundation in Brazil. Paola previously worked with cultural and social projects, tactical urbanism, public spaces, resilient cities, placemaking and as a project leader in the philanthropy field in Brazil. She has a Master in Mobility and Contemporary Cities.

Paola is the Project Manager for the Foundation in Brazil. Paola previously worked with cultural and social projects, tactical urbanism, public spaces, resilient cities, placemaking and as a project leader in the philanthropy field in Brazil. She has a Master in Mobility and Contemporary Cities.


Siham Ali

Siham Ali

Food from the heart project manager, UK

Siham is responsible for project managing the Food from the Heart campaign in the UK. She has several years’ experience in the charity sector championing for human rights and equality and is a volunteer researcher for an NGO focused on digital verification of mass atrocities in conflict areas.

Siham has a Bachelor's degree European and International Law and Masters in Public International Law from the Leiden University, Netherlands.

Siham is responsible for project managing the Food from the Heart campaign in the UK. She has several years’ experience in the charity sector championing for human rights and equality and is a volunteer researcher for an NGO focused on digital verification of mass atrocities in conflict areas.

Siham has a Bachelor's degree European and International Law and Masters in Public International Law from the Leiden University, Netherlands.


Juliana Ayrosa

Juliana Ayrosa

Innovation and strategy, Brazil

Juliana is a consultant in innovation and strategy for the Foundation projects in Brazil. She is co-founder of the Alia Volunteer Programme and CEO of Fundação Amor Horizontal, an organisation that helps more than 61,000 brazilian children.

Juliana is a bachelor in Architecture from Mackenzie University.

Juliana is a consultant in innovation and strategy for the Foundation projects in Brazil. She is co-founder of the Alia Volunteer Programme and CEO of Fundação Amor Horizontal, an organisation that helps more than 61,000 brazilian children.

Juliana is a bachelor in Architecture from Mackenzie University.


Yacob Asgedom

Yacob Asgedom

Finance lead

Yacob is a Finance Lead for The Caring Family Foundation and his responsibilities range from processing payments to the preparation of the Foundations’s periodic financial accounts and analysis. Yacob is from Eritrea and worked as a volunteer Refugee Support Caseworker with the British Red Cross for over 2 years. Yacob holds Accounting BA Degree from the University of Asmara and MBA Finance Degree from Jomo Kenyatta University and currently has an ACCA Affiliate status.

Yacob is a Finance Lead for The Caring Family Foundation and his responsibilities range from processing payments to the preparation of the Foundations’s periodic financial accounts and analysis. Yacob is from Eritrea and worked as a volunteer Refugee Support Caseworker with the British Red Cross for over 2 years. Yacob holds Accounting BA Degree from the University of Asmara and MBA Finance Degree from Jomo Kenyatta University and currently has an ACCA Affiliate status.

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