Name: Dr Robin Dunn

    Title: Trustee Member of Advisory Group

    Department: Board of Trustees

    Location: Berkshire

    Dr Robin Dunn qualified and trained Cambridge and St Bart’s Hospital, London followed by a challenging and interesting appointment as Medical Officer in the Solomon Islands where as well as managing the Malaria eradication programme he delivered comprehensive medical care throughout the dependency. This experience inspired his move into general practice. GP training at Oxford lead to practical training in Didcot and a career long partnership in a practice in Hungerford from which he recently retired. An inspirational meeting in 1993 with the Children in Distress’s Founding Director led to an initial visit to St Laurence Hospice in Cernavoda and a life changing experience of both Robin and his wife Anna. Robin and Anna have been an integral part of the growth and development of Children in Distress and its mission of care since then. As a chair of the charity’s Advisory Group, he helped introduce medical audit visits and continues to promote the highest standards of medical treatment and care, in all of CID’s projects and partnership programmes. Having worked at St Thomas’s, CID’s hospice in Slobozia over many years, he continued contact and support when it was transferred to the Fundatia Paraschiva Cuvioasa and today he chairs their UK support charity. Now ‘retired’, Robin is one of the longest serving Trustees of Children in Distress and each year fits in a series of advisory audit visits. He has worked as a volunteer doctor for ‘ACCROSS’, which using ambulances assists pilgrimages across Europe for the frail, sick and disabled. He is a local community councillor a fundraiser for the rebuilding of his own local parish church and active in ‘Hungerford Churches Together’. Over the years, he has inspired and organised the Hungerford Big Wheel Bike ride for Children in Distress and fundraises widely for children in Slobozia.

    Name: Reverend June Hurn

    Title: Trustee

    Department: Board of Trustees

    Location: Kent

    June Hurn, one of the charity's active and long-term supporters and trustees, was born in the United States, however, has spent most of her life and career in the UK. A teacher and lecturer in physical education, June also qualified as a remedial gymnast and spent twenty years working with children with special educational needs. Now a priest in holy orders, June is part of the ministry team of St Nicholas's Parish, Chislehurst in Kent, she is a governor of both the local Marjory McClure a specialised school for physical development, and a primary school in a deprived area of Bromley. June was an equestrian of note and for thirty years has been active in the Riding for the Disabled Association. June is a loving mother (4) and doting grandmother (8) and enjoys a very active life together with her husband Bruce, a popular and talented artist who generously promotes and supports Children in Distress through the sale of his paintings.

    Name: Alisdair Barron MBE

    Title: Executive President of Copii in Dificultate

    Department: Copii in Dificultate

    Location: Romania

    Alisdair had a career as an HR professional and Director in industries as diverse as brewing, avionics, premier league football and the NHS in Scotland. Throughout his career he maintained an interest in the care, education and development of disadvantaged children and young people with disabilities, particularly Autistic Spectrum Disorders. He is the longest serving member of the juvenile justice system in Scotland and the Vice-Chair of the Board of City of Glasgow College the newest and largest college of further education in Scotland. He inspires the teams delivering innovative care projects for thousands of Romanian children abandoned, chronically, incurably or terminally ill, touched by HIVAIDS or living the daily challenge of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. In 2006, Alisdair was honoured for services to the "forgotten" children of the Balkans.

    Name: Paul Kubaszky

    Title: Regional Director & Vice-President CID Ro

    Department: Copii in Dificultate

    Location: Romania

    A graduate economist and highly experienced finance director, latterly business entrepreneur and consultant, Paul had an exceptional career and played a key role in the modernisation and development of the power generation industry in both Romania and Iran. In 1990, he first set his talents to ensuring the success of Children in Distress projects and was instrumental in delivering projects in Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia and in Romania. Without Paul and his network of contacts and exceptional administrative ability Copii in Dificultate would not be the success it is today.

    Name: Christina Borza

    Title: Administrator CID Ro

    Department: Copii in Dificultate

    Location: Romania

    Christina Borza is key to the administration of the charity in Romania, she joined the team over nine years ago having studied law today as CID Ro’s Administrator she handles all aspects finance, purchasing and administration .She is the essential link between the Directors and Romania’s burgeoning social care bureaucracy. Christina is the right hand of the charity’s Vice-President and Regional Director and has been affectionately christened CID’s “Keeper of the Faxes”.