Team Leader Profile
|Name: Ray Fowell|
|Age: is that physical or mental?, They differ considerably|
|Number of trips to date: 20 as at December 2014 for HfH|
|Countries: Portugal, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, India, Ghana, China, Philippines.|
Planned Trips: 2015.
I am taking a year out to acquaint myself with Developing World Connections. I will shortly be promoting a trip to Rajasthan for 2016
Started with Habitat: 2005
Started with DWC: 2015
ITC Level 2 Certificate in Outdoor First Aid OFA1: Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action (J/500/4375)
OFA2: Outdoor First Aid Emergency Incident Management (J/500/4376) Cert No. OFA 10/1580
I was born hundreds of years ago in the UK and live in Yorkshire. I migrate back to my home county of Kent on a regular basis taking life as it comes.
I spent most of my early life chasing the material dream. By the age of 37 I had achieved it, or so I thought. Then after a couple of life changing events I realised that life was not all it's cracked up to be. Materialism was left behind and in it's place came time to enjoy life. Life was no longer an emergency.
At that point I was the operations director for a national company, I resigned as it was no longer fun. I used to deal with the oil industry and loved it, but the late eighties were not a good time for businesses here in the UK. I moved into the property sector and set up a small management company dealing with residential lettings in Southern England. and the rest as they say is history.
Nowadays I have a fare amount of
spare time as I am semi retired and the business virtually runs itself.
I renovated and reconstructed my home
in Yorkshire. (That seems so long ago now 2007 to 2009) Now I get
the time to enjoy it. I have a wonderful partner, Moira (a Sheffield
Lass) who introduced me to the delights of Yorkshire and the Peak
District, we now enjoy our life to the full.
"What floats my boat?"
People, Life and a sense of humour that is a little left of
You are welcome to take a look at my photo gallery which will give you an idea of the various projects, build styles and locations. Just click on the link. View Ray's photo Gallery
following link is to an article from the Global Village Update January 2015 and is
about the disaster recovery project from December 2014. and the second
link is to another article posted on the HfH Philippines web site
regarding the same project as we were caught up in Typhoon Hagupit.
My Maxim: 'Life
should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand -
chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally
worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'
so that all team members know exactly how my trips will be run (in a
fashion I call spiritually diverse and religiously neutral) where I
welcome people of all and no faiths or belief systems. The criteria I look for is a sincere desire to give, to
selflessly, to want to make a positive difference in the world, to be
open respectful and tolerant, caring and compassionate, understanding
and flexible. I look for awesome ‘can do’ and ‘what I can do
to help’ attitudes, and openness to, and respect for, cultural
and religious diversity within the team as well as the community we will
be working in.