2024 is looking very exciting for CHUMS, having secured a 5-year grant from The National Lottery Community Fund and starting strong with our Easter Elephants Campaign.

We’re also very pleased to announce our new Chair of CHUMS Board of Trustees – Andrew Carter, and CHUMS Charity Director – Viviane Vayssieres.

Andy is a highly experienced Commercial Leader with significant leadership experience. He is currently a Senior Manager for a London based Procurement Consultancy, working on various Public and Private sector programmes. Andy also brings with himover 20 years of Retail and Consumer industry experience, in both sales and buying roles/

Away from work, and prior to working with Chums, Andy volunteered as a youth football coach and been a School Governor for 10 years.

Viviane (Viv) is an experienced marketer, fundraiser, and agent for change. She combines proactive and tactical efforts with the resolve to challenge, initiate and drive ideas forward to help organisations reach their goals.

Viv said “To CHUMS I bring dedication, passion, vision and extensive experience within the 3rd Sector working a senior level for national Charities, a strong set of skills, and wide expertise that is both strategic and practical.”

Viv is a Freeman of the City of London, EVOLVE Chair of Trustees and Chef and Butler MD.