Having a long standing interest in the peoples of the world and their cultures, has led to much travel and interest in the ancient world.
With a background training in Law and Economics, then trained in Social Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.
Worked for Home Office, educational establishments including research for World Health and various European establishments.
This led to the development of practical projects such as housing, centres, training and support for vulnerable young people and others
with special Mental Health needs. Over the years Ilona has sought to address her research and professional practice with reference to
other disciplines, at times is consulted on various cases where there has been irregularities and injustices.
Ilona is married to Mark Bicknell (widower) acquiring three young children, they have a son. All the children are now married.
After 15 years private practice as a solicitor, Adrian Longley spent the next 18 years of his
professional life as Legal Adviser to The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO),
where he sat on a number of working parties, including ‘Malpractice in Fundraising for Charity’
and 'Effectiveness and the Voluntary Sector'. In the 1970s he was a member of the Goodman
Committee on Charity Law and Voluntary Organisations.
An Honorary Fellow of the Instute of Fundraising.
Adrian is currently consultant to Arlingtons Sharmas Solicitors and advises many charities both large and small.
Educated at Lancaster and Oxford Universities, he spent his working life in Education and Sports Tourism.
He was Head of Department and Housemaster, and founder-member of The Sir Garfield Sobers International
Schools' Cricket Tournament in Barbados in 1987.
Rod was a serving Magistrate for twenty-five years and chaired both the Licensing and Betting & Gambling Committees.
He was church warden for fifteen years and for the past seven years has been a volunteer for the National Trust.
Eamonn Townsend has been working in the Information Technology sector for over 39 years, having worked with
large retail organisations such as Asda Stores, NEC computers and Wyevale Garden Centres. Eamonn started
work using large mainframe computers and has adapted to new technologies - more recently forming his
own company designing and building websites. Eamonn can advise on how best to make use of the internet
and all its facilities to improve the visibility and contacts of PROSPER.