Our Team

Love Kingston is a project of Kingston Charitable Foundation a registered charity (Charitable Incorporated Organisation number 1190241) There are two dedicated staff members, who are supported by members of the Kingston Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees.

Hicky Kingsbury
Hicky has worked in the 3rd Sector for 15 years, and is passionate about charity, community, fundraising and events.
She is Chair of the Board of Trustees for Wandsworth Community Transport, a Trustee of Wandsworth Care Alliance and is Chair of their VSCS Forum; Hicky previously worked at Age UK Wandsworth for over a decade in Fundraising and Volunteer Management.
Hicky is a charity founder, and currently volunteers for a variety of community-based volunteering initiatives, including with Earlsfield Together, Community Matters SW18 and Age UK Wandsworth.
Please contact Hicky, email hicky@kingstoncf.org.uk
Tel: 020 8255 6056 or 07936 592261, to talk about how you could help Kingston Charitable Foundation during this exciting time of change.

Hicky Swan
Justine Belcher
Community Events and Fundraising Manager

Justine has over 9 years’ experience working for a local children’s charity as a Community Event Fundraising and Facilities Manager. She is a long-term Surbiton resident and has been a proactive volunteer for many local organisations over the years, including Cancer Research UK and Riding for the Disabled, and continues to do so; most recently collecting donations for the local foodbank and a registered NHS volunteer responder.  

She is passionate about community involvement and support and manages the community events, engagement, and fundraising for Kingston Charitable Foundation, working with individuals and community groups, including schools, local businesses, and organisations to raise funds and ensure that Kingston Charitable Foundation is known throughout the Borough and is accessible to those who need support.

If you are interested in finding out how you can get involved in supporting our organisation through events and fundraising, please contact Justine on 07548 310458 or email justine@kingstoncf.org.uk 

Justine Headshot


Chair of Trustees

Tony Mills
Chairman of the Board, Kingston Charitable Foundation

Tony Mills is holding oversight of the charity’s decisions. He has over 30 years of experience in life sciences industries and as a retired Chair of Governors of Chessington School, his experience in executive strategy, scrutiny, and support is invaluable.  

"The Kingston Charitable Foundation Trustees and I are extremely enthusiastic about taking Love Kingston to the next level, retaining the focus on local community needs whilst building a secure financial future for this vital charity"

Tony Mills BSc MSc CEng FIChemE MAPM

Chair of Kingston Charitable Foundation
07901 962175

 Tony Mills Chairman of The Board



Our patrons

Our Patrons are figureheads in the community. They help us build our profile and identify opportunities for Love Kingston. As well as providing a well known face for the Love Kingston project.

Currently our patrons are: 


Edward Bentall

Patron Edward Bentall

Philanthropy is nothing new to the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. So it comes as a surprise to me that Kingston is one of only two boroughs in London that do not have parochial trusts to support charitable activity.

With the support of local businesses and residents I believe we can develop the Kingston Legacy Fund, a permanent fund whose income local groups in the Royal Borough will have the opportunity of benefitting from. I am honoured to be one of Love Kingston's Founding Patrons and I am pleased that the Bentall Family have agreed to contribute financially to this unique campaign.

Paul Cox

Patron Paul Cox

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has always been very kind to me and I feel is important to help and support the neighbourhood that has treated me so well.

I was born in Kingston, and years later returned to set up my own business which became successful over 30 years. I became part of the business establishment and was involved in the community through groups such as the Rotary Club. 

Love Kingston campaign is an efficient and effective fundraising model that deserves the support from everyone who lives and works in RBK.

Shira Mirza

Patron Shiraz Mirza

For the Borough of Kingston this is an exciting venture responding to the needs of the community, the outreach work resulting from this project will I’m sure ultimately transform the face of Kingston. 

Kingston has a unique personality and distinctive identity stretching back many centuries. It is an honour to be a Founding Patron of the Love Kingston campaign and I wish it and all affiliated with this charity insurmountable success.

Sir Ed Davey

Patron Sir Ed Davey

I'm delighted to support Love Kingston and am honoured to be asked to become a patron.

Anyone who wants to help make our community fairer and stronger should get involved.



Our ambassadors

Ambassadors are the day to day faces of Love Kingston. They are out and about in the community representing Love Kingston and encouraging more local people to get involved. This might include attending an event, speaking about the work of Love Kingston, or joining us on a market stall to hand out flyers and chat to people about how they can get involved.

Our ambassadors are passionate Kingston and want to work with Love Kingston to make life better for everyone in the Borough.


"I believe that charity begins at home and wanted to do something to give back to my local community, so I decided to become an Ambassador for Love Kingston.  Using my design and photography skills, I  help to organise and promote fundraising events.  

In Spring 2017 I spotted a synergy between Love Kingston and  Kingston Pound, who is  one of my clients, so I gently persuaded them to partner up and now 1% of every Kingston Pound transaction goes towards this worthy cause.  

Through Love Kingston  I have met so many lovely people in our Borough who are passionate about helping others less fortunate than themselves, and I feel very proud to be involved with this charity."

Karen Powell

 If you have what it takes to be an ambassador please contact volunteering@lovekingston.org.uk

Our volunteers

Volunteers can help Love Kingston in a variety of ways from designing our newsletters, shaking collection buckets, putting on events or generally helping out in every aspect of the day to day running and promotion of Love Kingston.


Want to volunteer for Love Kingston?