After a career in publishing, then advertising, Sarah enjoys several volunteer roles. For Save the Children, she co-runs the Chelsea and Westminster branch, organising successful fundraising events. At Fulham Palace, Sarah is a volunteer gardener, Beekeeper and the Official Chutney Maker for the Palace. At All Saints Primary School, in Fulham, she has been a volunteer reader for many years. A Fulham resident for 25 years, Sarah has been a volunteer with Fulham Good Neighbour Service for nearly 15 years, and a Trustee for more than 7 years.
Nicky Baly (Sansom) has worked for many years within the not-for-profit sector including with Leonard Cheshire and as Director of Venice in Peril Fund. She has extensive experience fundraising, international event organising and strategic planning. Additionally, she has had much commercial experience both in the field of recruitment and property. She is a Foundation Governor of a Church School and is, or has been, a member/trustee of a wide range of organisations.
I was born in Fulham, where my grandparents all lived, and apart from some part of my education in the Midlands have always lived here. I became involved in the early days FGNS as a volunteer and then helped to run fundraising book sales for several years. I was convinced to join the trustees at a friend's 90th birthday party as I had a little more time available after standing down as a school governor. I taught economics for many years, and still work as an examiner. Now luckily I am able to spend more time on my allotment.