|James lives in Bristol, he is a composer who predominately writes music for TV. Having spent time in Romania and witnessing the Hospice staff at work James is keen to find interesting ways to support and raise awareness of palliative care in Romania.|
|Susannah lives in Bristol and professionally is an engineer who has worked in engineering and project management in food manufacturing. She first become involved with Emanuel hospice on a mission trip doing DIY and repairs in patients homes and really enjoyed meeting the hospice staff patients and hearing their stories. She was inspired particularly with the dedication the staff have to their patients medical and emotional needs. Only 11% of patients that require palliative care in Romania can access care of a good standard; susannah was determined to champion the cause of Emanuel hospice in Oradea by setting up Omega project with Andrew and James.|
|Andrew is originally from Manchester, but has lived in Bristol since moving there to attend university. He first came across Emanuel Hospice several years ago, while he was volunteering as an ambassador for Transform Europe Now. The initial set up of Emanuel Hospice was supported by this Bristol based charity, and since then Andrew has supported Friends of Emanuel Hospice, a UK based charity that was subsequently set up to provide ongoing support, encouragement and funding for the new hospice operations. Andrew was inspired by the reality that a handful of passionate people saw a desperate need for hospice care to be set up on Romania, and they went ahead and made it happen.
Since his subsequent trip to see the work of the hospice first hand in autumn 2015, along with James and Susannah felt inspired to set up the Omega Project to help support the hospice more directly and in a new way. Their aim is to fund medical professionals who are making a huge difference in Romania, for which “we get a lot of bang for our UK buck”!!
The Omega Project has been set up as an initiative of Friends of Emanuel Hospice (FEH), an existing Scottish registered charity, and Andrew has since become an FEH trustee, building on his existing relationships with the FEH team and representing the Omega Project among the charity trustees. During the day Andrew secures funding for his extravagant hat obsession by contracting as an accountant for a well known bank.