Staff, Trustees, Patron and Our Ambassadors

OUR STAFF:

FOUNDER/CEO

Mental Health First Aider / Safeguarding Lead Ten years experience running MRF,.....passionate about making changes in people's lives by influencing government, businesses and educators on issues of youth culture and culture in business. My role includes vision, strategy, innovation and partnership development. I'm also our primary spokesperson, which provides briefings with the media and comments on social media. I don't see this as a job, but as a mother hen seeing her baby growing. Connect with me on LinkedIn and say hi - https://www.linkedin.com/in/magdaleneadenaike/ Pronouns She/Her.

Office Administrator

Deputy Safeguarding Lead/Equality and Diversity Officer As office administrator, my key responsibilities are varied, including ensuring that HR policies and practices are up to date and shared and ensuring that our in-house culture and values reflect who we are and what we do. My role is to provide the office's smooth running in all areas and support everyone when needed. Pronouns She/Her

Business Partnership Manager

As a partnership manager, I try to secure corporate and music industry partnerships providing more opportunities for young people. Working closely with the events and corporate officer and the programmes manager Pronouns He/Him

Project and Community Manager

I oversee all our programmes, coordinate the programmes officer's work, research & evaluation officer, and youth engagement officer and work closely with the business partnership manager. Pronouns She/Her

Head of Digital Marketing

I curate and create content for MRF's digital platforms (social media, website, newsletters). I am working with digital marketing officers to ensure that our strategic objectives are met. Pronouns She/Her

 

TRUSTEES

Chair of Trustees

Jonathan Bob-Amara is an education advocate in school exclusions at CEN with over ten years of experience. He is passionate about ensuring that young people are treated fairly and equally in their quest to access education and empowers parents to engage proactively in the process by providing training and workshops. He is also the chairman, board of directors of Parade of Nations. A community organisation that has been in existence for over six years, bringing together all cultures living in the Croydon borough to celebrate diversity, promote community cohesion and showcase various businesses and services. Pronouns: He/Him

Kofi has worked with charities of all sizes for the last 11 years. He provides strategy, marketing and digital transformation advice. The founder and managing partner of 3WC is an independent consulting firm that focuses on the charity and non-profit sectors. He has previously worked in education, publishing and television, as a pioneer of creating synergy between television and online content, gaining recognition in the USA. Pronouns: He/Him

Blyth is an accounting specialist with over 20 years of experience in the industry. She is the managing director of BAW Financial and Business Solutions LTD and the owner of Junction 876, Caribbean Restaurant & Lounge. Blyth specialises in working with small and medium-sized businesses to structure their accounts and provide them with simplified solutions to concentrate on other parts of their businesses. She is a survivor of domestic abuse and uses her experience as a platform to help others. Pronouns: She/Her

 

PATRON

CeCe Lightfoot (nee Sammy) Is a British Vocal and performance coach, known for her TV appearances and behind the scenes contributions as a vocal coach, judge, talent scout, advisor and trouble-shooter on various music and entertainment shows such as Pop Idol, S Club Search, The X Factor: Battle of the Stars, Just the Two of Us, Your Face Sounds Familiar Georgia, VH1's Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project, The Voice UK, ITV series Get Your Act Together, Gareth Malone's BAFTA award-winning TV series The Choir, 'E! Entertainment in the US, American Idol and America's Got Talent. In 2016, she was the British jury's chairperson for Eurovision Song Contest 2016;[1] the following year CeCe Sammy acted as the Eurovision judge: You Decide 2017.[2] In 2017, CeCe Sammy was the Series Head Vocal Coach on BBC One' Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief, worked on the making/selling of the music programme Pitch Battle to the BBC and rounded off the year as Head Vocal Coach on BBC One's new singing show All Together Now. CeCe Sammy is also a regular vocal judge for UK singing competitions Open Mic UK[3] and TeenStar UK. CeCe Sammy, a member of the BRIT Awards Voting Academy, is also known for her voluntary work and sits as a board member (Creative Learning and Community Advisor) at the Hackney Empire and works closely with the organisation Education Through Music Los Angeles. CeCe Sammy now called CeCe Lightfoot and is married to Charles Lightfoot https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CeCe_Sammy

OUR AMBASSADORS

Nia currently works as a teacher/teaching assistant in secondary schools, specialising in special education needs. "As an ambassador, I am taking on big responsibilities, and can improve my soft skills by being approachable and conducting myself accordingly." Nia has been with Music Relief since she was 15 years old. Pronouns: She/Her

Joshua's hobbies include rugby, football, sleeping, and playing PS4. "I like working with Music Relief because you get to experience and go to places that many of my peers are not able to access at our age. I especially love it because of all the skills I am developing that will further enhance my CV and job prospects." Joshua has been with Music Relief since he was 13 years old. Pronouns: He/Him

Kai enjoys playing basketball, writing songs and has grand ambitions of working in the music industry. "I would like to work within the music industry when I grow up as an artist or producer. I am keen to develop my mixing skills even further. I became an ambassador and have grown as an individual and within the organisation." Kai has been with Music Relief since he was 11 years old. Pronouns: He/Him

Angel enjoys sports, creative arts, acting, dancing and music-making. "I am proud to be a Music Relief ambassador. It has allowed me to assist in making changes within my community; by using music and public speaking as a platform, we can highlight issues affecting young people such as knife crime and hate crime." Angel has been with Music Relief since she was 11 years old. Pronouns: She/Her