My name is Machteld Overmars-de Goederen and since April 2018 I’ve become a board member of Home of Hope. However, my involvement goes a little further back. Six years ago, in 2012, my husband Piero and I got to know Rebecca, making regular donations to the charity. We then visited Home of Hope for the first time in 2015. It was a very special experience – witnessing first-hand how the children live and go about their daily life with Alfy and Sharmini – who radiate warmth and love. Since then, I have been assisting Rebecca with communication and fundraising for the Home of Hope NL Foundation. I’m really pleased that I can now also contribute to this great project as an official board member!