The team

Trevor

Trevor is passionate about fatherhood and since 1989 has helped arrange and lead camping weekends for dads and their children. He is involved in his local community and was instrumental in setting up Street Pastors in Kingston. Trevor is married and has 3 grown up children.

 

Qualifications: PTLLS Trained, Accredited Mediator, Problem Solving Trained

Neil

A father of two girls, Neil is a foster parent and has 10 God-children ranging from 1 to 21! After working as a design engineer for 10 years he started working with young people and their families. Neil has set up a number of dads initiatives including 6 dads groups in Kingston reaching out to over 400 dads and a young dads project.

 

Neil currently works in Kingston within the youth offending service working with young people and families with multiple and complex needs. He says, 

I am enthusiastic about supporting the fatherless and giving them hope. I believe that we all need to encourage dads and those with a fathering role in being the best dads they can be. It takes a community to raise a child.

Alan

Alan worked for 29 years as a Commercial Manager, Risk and Area Manager with Barclays Bank PLC, responsible for team and individual performance, sales management, skills and team development, in South West London. During this time Alan visited and reviewed many businesses giving him a real insight into a wide variety of industries and disciplines and a wealth of practical experience.

 

For the last 8 years Alan has run his own training businesses. He is a highly motivational and engaging trainer; a skilled facilitator and communicator. He likes to help people think differently about what they do and consider how best they can apply themselves to make a difference to those around them.

 

Alan is married to Sue; they have four grown up children and (so far) 2 grand-children. He has been in church leadership all of his adult life and is involved in various youth and school projects locally.

 

Qualifications:- Licensed Practitioner PRISM, Accredited Mediator, ACIB

John

John has worked with young people and their families for over 25 years. His work has focussed upon marginalised young people who have challenging lifestyles and often underachieve in education, are in care, have special needs, end up committing crime and antisocial behaviour.  John has worked in a variety of organisations in both statutory and voluntary sectors including Barnardos, YMCA, Kingston Council, Surrey County Council, Clubs for Young People and Oxygen.  His roles have included: Education officer – Surrey Youth Justice team; Youth Worker – Kingston Youth Service;  Assistant Head – Pupil Referral Unit;  14 to 19 Education Policy Advisor – Connexions;  and Chief Executive of Surrey CYP.

 

John is currently the Director of Oxygen, a Christian Youth work charity based in Kingston that works with a range of young people to help them discover their identity and achieve their potential.  They do this through youth clubs, residentials, mentoring schemes, leadership Training and targeted projects.

I love seeing young people and their families overcome the challenges they face to discover that they are capable of more than they thought possible.  They have to rethink the future, more confident and hopeful about what it entails, and raise their aspirations

John is married with three children aged 6, 12 and 16.

David Kempton

David is a Systems Engineer employed by a large multi-national engineering company who kindly allow him to work reduced hours so that he has time to spend one day a week designing, organising and delivering Robotics Workshops. As an undergraduate he was sponsored by British Aerospace who used to have a large aircraft factory in North Kingston. David obtained an Honours degree in Electronic Engineering at Kingston University in 1984 and continued to be employed by BAe until the factory closed in the early 1990's when he moved on to work for Thorn EMI in Feltham.

 

David runs the MAN&BOY electronics workshops on camps and reunion days, introducing basic circuits to make clever and fun items that MAN&BOY make together and take home.

 

David has a passion to introduce technology to young people and to encourage anyone who is interested to consider a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) based career. However it is his belief that everyone should have the opportunity to understand how basic electronic circuits work and how to programme a computer.  His workshops are aimed at anyone, young or old who has the desire to find out a bit more about how the mobile phone in their pocket works, upwards.

 

News
Introducing Tim!
We are pleased to welcome, Tim Isterling to his new role at Services and Engagement Co-Ordinator
18 May
MAN&BOY in the news!
Reflections on winning the Kingston Business Award for Best Charity last year.
12 May
Spring Newsletter 2018
Latest news from MAN&BOY
23 April

We want to

  • Raise self-esteem in boys
  • Support and encourage men as role models
  • Empower boys to reach their full potential in school, work, and family, and to contribute positively in their local communities.

 

We value

  • Family and the role of the father
  • Acting honestly and with integrity
  • Taking personal responsibility
  • Believing in people
  • Enabling others to achieve their full potential
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on the winter man & boy camp. It made us realise how life is so busy and that we do not spend enough quality time together enjoying one another’s company as father and son. It has also made us aware we should make more effort at home to take time out to discuss things together. I would strongly recommend the camp to anyone lucky enough to have the opportunity to take part in future man & boy activity weekends away. I hope these comments will help keep man & boy such a successful and fun organisation
A dad