Alan Curtis


Alan was flattered to be asked to become a trustee of ELSH, but he been liaising & working with Florentine for a couple of years, now. He is currently secretary of the Amnesty International group in Barnsley & of Barnsley Borough City of Sanctuary: He is also, temporarily, secretary of ‘Destination Barnsley’ until the festival in July.

Alan is a delegate to the TUC Retired Members Forum, via my union [UCU] where, until recently, Alan was sec. of the Yorks & Humber retired members’ branch; He is also a member of the National Pensioners’ Convention, via Barnsley Retirees’ Action Group [BRAG] who started the ‘Freedom Riders’ travel campaign while he was the then chairman. Formerly he taught French & Music in Barnsley & for the last eighteen years he taught Music in Barnsley College.
On Monday evenings, Alan is learning German to keep his brain active…

Fidelis Chebe


Fidelis Chebe is the founder & Director of Migrant Action (An advocacy and migrant justice organization). He is also the Operations and development manager of RETAS (Refugee Education Training Advice Service).

Fidelis holds an MA in Peace & Conflict Transformation from the University of Bradford and European Peace University- Austria. He is passionate about organizational cultures, transformational leadership and system change.

Fidelis has a particular interest in working with communities and grassroots-based organizations who are engaged in addressing structural injustice and vulnerability. Fidelis applies his academic, leadership and lived experiences to his work with organizations to reduce inequalities, promote peace, racial justice and social change.

Fidelis is a trustee for Together-For-Peace (a Leeds based charity) and member of JRCT’s Rights and Justice Committee.

Altine King

Trustee – Media & Communications

Altine has previously volunteered for ELSH when it first opened, teaching two hours per week and supporting students who were applying to attend college.
She does always offer a helping hand and in addition to promoting the charity through social media platforms and while she worked for the Barnsley Chronicle as a journalist.

She has more recently joined Nottinghamshire Police in their corporate communications department and is looking forward to helping ELSH achieve success.

Mark Mbure

Trustee – Marketing

Mark is an entrepreneur based in South Yorkshire and currently runs a care consulting agency, providing business growth advice, strategies and tactics to be successful. I currently am also part owner of Staff.X Recruitment LTD, XPat Solutions LTD and co-founder of Fedha Holdings LTD.

Mark is passionate about helping others achieve their potential and uphold the vision of ELSH.