John Hayward

We are delighted to announce the appointment of John Hayward as part-time Fundraising and Communications Officer. He comes to SEED with 18 years' experience in the charitable sector, including international development in Tajikistan and northern Iraq.

John says, "I've seen for myself how equipping individuals with income-generating skills empowers whole communities in a way that humanitarian aid and welfare can never achieve. So, I am delighted to be able to help SEED to promote sustainable development in southern Africa."

With his arrival, Marie ceases working as our Operations Manager, as she begins a new full-time job with Camfed. She remains a committed co-founding Trustee, however, and will continue to be very involved in The SEED Project.

As we make these changes, we are looking to increase our support for communities in Zimbabwe who struggle with the basics of water, food, health, sanitation, education, and employment. We have just finished one agricultural project creating sustainable livelihoods and improved nutrition in rural Murehwa and are about to start another. We're also planning a skills development course with a group of highly motivated HIV-positive adults in Harare's commuter town, Chitungwiza.

Could you help us transform the lives of some of the planet's most disadvantaged? Is there a friend or family member you could introduce to SEED? Download or request our recently-produced introductory leaflet. Could you set up a standing order or make a one-off gift, do a sponsored challenge (e.g. 10km hike in the beautiful Peak District with other SEED supporters on 6th July), or organise a fundraising event? We invite you to join us on our journey of change!

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