Dirk Juttner

Gillian Mary Brooke

Dr Charles Lane


Dirk Juttner


First visited Tanzania on a mission with USPG for two years to the Diocese of Masasi in 2000 where he stayed with the CMM Sisters. As a result in seeing the hard work of the Sisters with little support, he founded this charity to assist their mission across all houses in Tanzania and Zambia.

Every year since then, he has returned to visit the CMM Sisters in their various locations in East Africa to follow up on projects and advise on future developments.

Dirk is a retired businessman with ten years experience of working in Africa in the banking sector and also international engineering firms.



Gillian Mary Brooke


Gill is a qualified teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages.   In 2003 she visited Tanzania  for the first time for three months and met CMM sisters in Kilimani, Rondo and Mtwara. She provided two short language courses and  saw some of the important work in which the sisters were involved such as the heifer project, the milk, fish and milling projects. She has visited the Sisters again in August 2012. Both visits have led her to realise what huge potential the sisters have to make a difference in the areas where they work.

Dr Charles Lane

Charles is a plant health scientist working in North Yorkshire, although, originally born and bred in Leamington Spa. He is a Director and on the Company Board of NYBEP North Yorkshire Business Education Partnership, This is a not-for-profit organisation providing links between businesses and education in North Yorkshire. This is an unpaid role, which he has been doing for about three years.

He became involved in supporting the sisters in Tanzania about 10 years ago when he began sponsoring the Newala primary school at the suggestion of his father, Dick Lane, one of the founding trustees.  Through contact with the school, he has hosted several visits by the Sisters over the past decade and has continued to provide support to them in their charitable work in improving health and education. With his wife Julie, he has two children, aged 16 and 19, who have given an excellent insight into the importance of a good education to achieve potential.  As a family, he has been inspired by the Sisters hard work, dedication and passion to help their community and is very pleased to offer his assistance to the African Sisters.

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Trustees meeting with CMM Sisters in 2013


V.11.27 - 8th September 2020

Registered Charity No. 1133344

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