Our Trustees

Dr Peter Le Feurvre

Dr Peter Le Feuvre (Chair)

Peter has been a local GP since 1986, and has worked with asylum seekers, prisoners and other people whose lives are on the margins.  In medical work abroad, he helps to run teaching courses on primary health care in low and middle-income countries.  Peter lives in Postling, where, as church warden, he is actively involved in the village church, and he is a Governor at Lyminge Primary School.

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Mr Nick Buckley

Mr Nick Buckley

Nick spent 34 years in the RAF during which he flew single seat fighters, primarily the Lightning, and then leading into Air Battle Management; in his later years, he held various management and lecturing roles and he commanded an RAF base during the First Gulf War.

After leaving the RAF Nick spent 10 years as Head of The Poppy Appeal, working for the Royal British Legion. Despite the main collecting period being in November it is extremely active throughout the year and collects in over 120 different countries worldwide. In addition to his staff of around 50 he had direct links to approximately 4,500 key volunteers who he individually appointed and, where appropriate, retired. He is an elected Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Mrs Judy Doherty

Mrs Judy Doherty

As Judy has been a volunteer with both the Winter Shelter and the Shepway Foodbank, she was delighted to have joined the Rainbow Centre Trustee Board in July 2021

Judy is now retired but spent her working life with the Probation Service and in local government. She is a qualified social worker and has worked in youth justice, children’s services and education.

She is a Roman Catholic and part of the parish community of Our Lady and St Joseph’s parish, Folkestone. Judy is also a school governor at St Richard’s Catholic Primary School in Dover.

Miss Dorothy Douse

Miss Dorothy Douse

Dorothy has been a Trustee since around 2008.  She was taught many years earlier, at Dover Girls Grammar School, by Gloria Guest (one of the original Trustees) who always referred to her as her first A level R.E. student!  Dorothy learnt much from those original Trustees about Rainbow Centre’s early work as the Folkestone Family Care Centre.  The emphasis was very much on the family and hence her interest, having spent a lifetime in primary school education.  Dorothy is the Trustee with oversight for our Family Contact Centre.

Her other interests include the WI, having been a Trustee, Chairman and Treasurer of the East Kent Federation, belonging to several choirs and enjoying the many musical and other advantages of continuing to live in this part of Kent.

Mr Peter Edwards

Mr Peter Edwards

Peter retired following a forty-year career in the newspaper industry.  He worked for a number of well-known publications across both Kent, London and Essex; he has held senior management positions including a period as Managing Director of the group who own The Folkestone Herald and Dover Express. He was an elected Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing.  He is married to ‘Bertie’ – Roberta, and lives in Folkestone where they attend St John’s church where he is churchwarden.

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Mr Andrew Ferguson

Mr Andrew Ferguson

After training as an accountant  & Governance Professional within the medical and toy industry.  Andrew spent 20 years as a Finance Director, Company Secretary and Managing Director in the corporate image sector, managing large scale worldwide signage programs for major corporate companies.

Having spent eighteen years as a Governor of two local schools, in 2007 he became a Finance and Operations Director of what has now become one of the major UK Education Academy Trusts. In addition to his main duties Andrew acted as the client project lead for the building of several large secondary schools across south London.

Currently Andrew is the Chief Finance Offer of a Church of England Academy Trust with schools across south London and East Sussex.

Andrew lives in Postling and is an active member of the local church.

Pastor Phil Haines

Pastor Phil Haines

Phil has enjoyed 15 years working in electrical/electronic controls engineering. Based originally within the pharmaceutical industry before moving on to designing and commissioning systems for the luxury yacht market – taking him to some amazing places around the world as a result.

Having always been involved in, and passionate about, the local church, Phil hung up his engineering boots in 2016 to take on the role of Co-leader at South Kent Community Church. Located in Folkestone and seeking to serve the surrounding communities, this vocation has proven to be even more challenging and, in equal measures, rewarding as his previous career.

Mrs Elizabeth Pettersen

Mrs Elizabeth Pettersen

Liz has been a trustee of the Folkestone Rainbow Centre since 2017.  She retired from her role of Executive Headteacher of a federation of two outstanding church schools in 2017.  Liz has been a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspector since 2007 and retaining a passion for excellence in church schools.  She is currently an advisor for the Canterbury diocese academy, Aquila. 

Liz is passionate about supporting the vulnerable in her community and beyond. Apart from being a volunteer and a trustee of the Rainbow Centre, she is also a trustee of a charity in India, supporting in particular those with leprosy and HIV.

Dr Jeremy Russell

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