Scott Thomas – Chairman

Scott is currently studying for his quantity surveying degree at the London Southbank University and completing his RICS chartership, whilst working as a quantity surveyor at FM Conways.

Scott is a qualified football coach, and volunteers his coaching skills to Istead United, Meopham School and now Ebbsfleet United.

Scott was a close friend and neighbour of Elliott’s, so the EHMF cause is close to his heart – to try and help young people in our local community gain access to Mental Helath Counselling. Scott helped Peter to set up the fund in August 2021 and organised a community football event involving all ages in the first month.

Peter Scutts FCIM – Treasurer

Peter established the Elliott Holmes Memorial Fund one year after his 19 year old stepson took his own life in June 2020.

Peter is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, and ran a marketing and creative services company, High Profile, for 28 years before semi-retiring, due to the affect it had on him and his wife, Kerry. Peter’s work included working on marketing campaigns with a number of charities and has proved invaluable in helping him establish the Elliott Holmes Memorial Fund.

He was a former Governor at St. Joseph’s Convent Preparatory School, a past member of the Rotary Club of Gravesend and Meopham, and has helped a number of charities on a voluntary basis over the years.

Tina Walker MBACP – Counselling & Schools Liaison

Tina has had a varied and exciting career working with people which spans over 30 years. She gained valuable life experience working overseas as a holiday representative and has also travelled extensively around Australia and New Zealand.

Tina returned to the UK in the 90’s to work for a major airline as cabin crew before taking a short break to have three children, now teenagers. Tina is also a BACP registered counsellor, a qualified and practising aromatherapist, passionate about aromatherapy and other natural remedies.

Terri-Ann Fairclough – BSc (Hons) Psych, MBACP – Counselling Advisor

Terri’s early career started in Advertising and Marketing before returning to academia to study for a psychology degree as a mature student.

After graduating, Terri worked for a leading London University for over ten years, working her way up to becoming Operations Manager of its commercial subsidiary and then several years as Operations Director for a London-based innovation centre.

Terri started her counselling training nearly six years ago, at the same time working as Pastoral Leader at a local secondary school.  Terri set up her private counselling practice in 2019 and joined EHMF in 2021.

Dr Bhargawa Vasudaven DL – Advisor

Dr Bhargawa Vasudaven Deputy Lieutenant of Kent  since 2013 &  Link Deputy Lieutenant for Gravesham since 2016. www.kent-lieutenancy.org.uk

A retired GP (1988-2014) who lives and has worked in Gravesend for over 40 years.

Retired Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine (2014) and a former CEO of the Walk in Centre in Northfleet (2008-2015). Retired Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2014) and one of the  Founder Members of their Pre-Hospital Care Faculty in 1997.

He has had a parallel career in volunteering over the years, serving as a medical advisor to the Kent Air Ambulance for 15 years (1989-2004), Gravesend RNLI station for 9 years (2005-2014), trustee of Ellenor Hospice for over 5 years (2014-2019) and continues as a Patron of the House of Mercy – a charity for the homeless in Gravesend. He has also served on the  Boards of Gravesham Community Leisure  and Kent Cohesion since 2015 until recently.