About Us

An opportunity to get know our trustees, programme managers and partners

Nilesh Patel


A hotel owner by trade, Nilesh has long had a desire to see people in difficult circumstances get the help they need. A very active trustee and fundraiser for Touchstone’s existing projects, he has a particular interest in our projects in Africa and wants to start a home for abandoned elderly people in his ancestral state of Gujarat, India

Paul Rushton

Trustee/Programme Manager

Many years spent as a teacher and volunteer in India/Southeast Asia have made Paul well-suited to Touchstone’s outreach in prisons, young offender institutes and immigration detention centres here in the UK. His gifts in the areas of teaching, music and drama come to the fore in his work.

David Lykins


Our newest trustee, David is based in Ireland and has been heavily involved in charitable activities for many years. It's great for Touchstone Projects to have his experience and drive on board.