SOFEA’s Patrons play a vital role in supporting the Charity to flourish. We choose our Patrons with care, ensuring that they share our values and the ethos of SOFEA. It is vital that they understand how the organisation operates and can offer advice and influence the Charity’s ability to achieve its goals.
We are delighted to welcome our first Patron, Elizabeth Paris, a former Trustee of SOFEA and Deputy Lieutenant, Oxfordshire.
With her personal experiences of suffering with depression some years ago, Elizabeth understands first hand the challenges that our young people face. Elizabeth is a well-respected, passionate supporter of charities in Oxfordshire.
“I am hugely proud to become a Patron of SOFEA and to have the chance to shout about everything that SOFEA achieves.”
We’re excited to announce Lindsay Boswell, former CEO of Fareshare, as our second Patron.
Lindsay spent 13 years as the CEO at Fareshare UK and is passionate about stopping surplus food from going to landfill. He supported the charity in its growth to where it is now distributing more than 130m meals a year.