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Mary Woodworth: Founder of FOMO, Mission Director and UK Treasurer

Dsc01796Mary was born and grew up in Mulanje, Malawi. Fluent in both English and Chichewa. She is member of LongtonMethodistChurch and the Woman’s Institute

Mary continued her education after arriving in the UK and gained Pitmans, RSA and is a qualified NVQ assessor. Mary has been involved with children and young people all her adult life and worked at PrestonCollege as an Business Administration Assessor and Trainer before dedicating her self full time to helping the children through FOMO

Keith Woodworth: Co-founder of FOMO, UK Secretary, Technical and Information Director

Keith worked as a volunteer Teacher in Botswana, moved to Malawi in 1979 and held the position of Mechanical Engineering Instructor at LilongweTechnicalSchool. He is now employed as a Customer Trainer and Training Advisor for Goss Graphic Systems

Mary and Keith (Trustees) were married in 1984 and have one son and now reside in the UK, but between fund raising, working and personal funds allowing they take extended trips to Malawi to assist in FOMO’s administration and development.

Jean (Trustee) and Peter Smallwood (Member):

Jean has made several trips to Malawi , is on the PCC of St Michael’s Church, a member of the Ladies Group and Flower arranging team, and is an active member of the Women’s Institute. Both Jean and Peter have been Company Secretary’s of different businesses in their working lives. Peter has been a Parish Councillor and both were involved in the Scout movement and local Playgroup.

They have six grandchildren who give support to FOMO as a family.

Dave Armstrong: Trustee

Dave took part in a, cycling, hiking and kayaking across Malawi in 2006 raising money for those affected by HIV/Aids. He describes this as “life changing”. Following this visit and a visit to FOMO, Dave became headily involved in fund raising for the charity..

Dave visited FOMO Mulanje again in 2007, with football coaches, ex-England International Viv Anderson and ITV . He says watching FOMO orphans improve their football skills and playing with their hero’s – the Malawi National Football Team – was the most wonderful moment in his life.

Back home in Manchester, Dave runs a property/development company and a carbon reduction company. He is a keen mountain biker and always ready for a new challenge.

Gillian Coxhead: FOMO UK Chairman

Gillian is married to Chris, they have 4 sons – the family have supported FOMO since it was founded in 2000.The family visited Mulanje in 2006 spending 3 weeks with FOMO.

Gillian is a Staff Nurse working in Prestons busy A&E department and also has experience of working in a childrens hospice. She has many years experience in lay parish ministry and now writes and offers leadership in christian spirituality.

Gillian also works as a volounteer for L’Arche, an organisation which supports people with learning diasabilites to live in communities of faith

  • Audrey Toft: Trustee.
  • David Borrow: Trustee
  • Emma Whitlock Trustee
  • Anne Potter Co-opted Member
  • Mike Driver Co-opted Member


FOMO Administration Mulanje

Malawi Charity No CONGOMA C159/2003 & NGO/R/05/08

FOMO Structure