Red Alert HELP! has an independent advisory panel to act as a sounding board to our directors and provide external expertise, scrutiny and support for the long-term work of the organisation.
Our current advisors are listed below:
Beresford Dawkins has a prominent role in the 300 Voices initiative which is a partnership between Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, West Midlands Police, Birmingham City Council and Time to Change that seeks to engage with young African and Caribbean men aged between 18 and 25 to hear their experiences of inpatient and outpatient care.
Desmond Jaddoo is a former Birmingham City Council Housing Officer, Local Entrepreneur with previous interests in Radio, Music, Independent Record Industry Production and Artist Management, Marketing & Promotions and more. He also has an extensive history of working in various communities in Birmingham. He was born in Birmingham of Jamaican Parents and was educated in Birmingham, where he still lives with his family.
Eddie Currall has long been a social justice advocate and involved in championing and working in the voluntary sector supporting organisations such as The Digbeth Trust, the Chamberlain Forum and many others. Eddie said, “I’m passionate about community rights and issues, interested in politics. I tend to tell it as It is and can never be accused of being a Sycophant.”
Guy Kibbler has developed a wide range of skills over his working life and employs these in supporting organisations and services to grow and develop. Guy said, “I am learning new skills all the time and practically utilise these in the workplace when situations arise and need effective remedial action.”
Marcia Lewinson is the CEO of W.A.I.T.S. which is a charitable organisation which supports women to address issues such as welfare benefits, employment and education, business development, resettlement, domestic abuse, isolation, health, crime and the fear of crime and many more. “Women with the power to make and influence decisions and make positive change”
Maxie Hayles is a name synonymous with the fight for civil rights, justice from racism and oppression. As the former chair of (BRAMU) Birmingham Racial Attacks Monitoring Unit Maxie Hayles has made a remarkable contribution using his NGO status to ensure and promote free speech with effective strategies to instigate positive change within a number of fundamental institutions.