Posted on July 23, 2017 Posted By: JeremyCategories: News
Former Interim Director of Firefly International, Jeremy Wildeman, announces the recruitment of Firefly’s new Director, Siama Ahmed
I am highly excited to announce that we have found our new Director for Firefly International, Siama Ahmed.
Siama joins us after more than 15 years of humanitarian and charitable work inside and outside of the UK, both professionally and as a volunteer. Siama has a background in communications, a diverse skill set and a large team at Firefly supporting her to help us to fulfill our long-term vision as an organisation.
Finding someone as capable to become Director is exactly the outcome I had hoped for when I stepped into the Director’s role on an interim basis. I had done that in order to be able — within the vision of our founder Ellie— to devote more time to help us to develop as a charity to provide better support — and more hope— to victims of conflict around the world. In that time we have accomplished much as an organisation, and are now able to provide better support to our impressive overseas partners. This includes having helped one refugee named Fadia to establish an ambitious intiativefor Syrian refugee children.
Now, Siama will with great enthusiasm be able help us to take further steps forward as Firefly in providing support to more victims of conflict overseas.
I will look forward as a Trusteeto supporting her in the position as Director, along with everyone else in our extended Firefly network.
A huge thank you to all those who have bought tickets for this year’s Firefly Gala.
For those who can’t make it on the night, you can still support this wonderful cause. Our silent auction is now live so please do bid generously. Some of our fantastic prizes include a wonderful holiday near Bordeaux, a painting by Lucy Temple, and a weeks stay in a beautiful rural Tuscan villa. Click here: www.auctionofpromises.com/auctionread.aspx?a%3d3059 to see the prizes and place your bids. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Firefly International's annual Gala Concert will be held at St Paul's Covent Garden on 21st Nov. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation please do on this page. Thank you. Help Firefly Gala 2017 by Firefly International raise more on JustGiving