Andrew Whitworth
Andrew Whitworth
Andrew is a London-based lawyer and entrepreneur, who specialises in healthcare, life sciences and social enterprises, with almost two decades of both legal experience as well as serving homeless people on the streets through Coptic City Mission, a soup kitchen run by the Coptic Church. Andrew brings essential expertise to the Starting Over Fund, whose service users often need legal help.

“I feel saddened that in the 21st century in the UK, many thousands of people have to endure homelessness through the cards that life has dealt them. It is also this sadness that fires me up to try and tackle the issues of homelessness and try and tackle this head on, one person at a time.”

Vinod Baid
Vinod Baid
Vinod is the founder and company director of Hercules Watch Company Limited having spent over 30 years in the luxury watch and jewellery industry. His passion has taken him from Rolex, Watches of Switzerland, David Morris in Selfridges and for the importers and distributors of Ebel and Raymond Weil in the UK. Vinod volunteers in his spare time as the Facilities Manager at St Mary & Archangel Michael Church. He enjoys volunteering at a Coptic City Mission in Victoria, London, a soup kitchen run by the Coptic Church.

“A modern day nightmare for thousands. The road to recovery is fraught with obstacles and challenges that are so very difficult to overcome that even the most generous of us would not be able to comprehend the time and resources required to help even 1 person.”

Ashraf Shahata
Ashraf Shahata
Ash is husband and dad for 3 children and an IT professional by trade.

“It’s heart breaking to see humans deprived of a second chance.”

Eu-Gene Toh
Eu-Gene Toh
Eu-Gene is an investment analyst who works for Oldfield Partners and has past experience in managing wealth and consulting to institutional investors. He is passionate about improving people’s lives and previously volunteered at the Webber Street London City Mission centre. He is a regular worshiper at St Helen’s Bishopsgate.

“I long to to see lives uplifted and transformed in London. The Starting Over Fund is one way for that to happen. I believe that giving people a helping hand to rebuild their lives and find work will enable them to regain their dignity and show others the worth that God sees in them.”