The AWARE Foundation is a Charitable Trust registered in the UK on 3 July 2007 and formally launched on 27 June 2008.

Jayesh Patel (Chairman)

Jayesh is the inspiration behind AWARE, which is a broadening of a Trust he established in honour of his mother following her death in 1986. In a relatively small way, the Trust was successful through care and rehabilitation projects, in supporting the rehabilitation of many severely impoverished children in India. Jayesh was keen to seek additional funds from the wider Indian community in the UK and it was this desire that underpinned the creation of The AWARE Foundation.

Rajesh Bhat (Trustee)

The small support team in India is led by Rajesh Bhat. Through various charitable organisations, Rajesh has dedicated his adult life to the improvement in the welfare of some of the most impoverished children in India. His contacts are many and global. He deals with political and academic institutions in his quest for the social improvements he seeks. Rajesh deals directly with the children that AWARE helps and the Foundation feels totally secure that, through his total commitment and excellent work, donor funds are used in an entirely appropriate way.

Amit Patel (Trustee)

We are delighted that Amit Patel agreed to join the Trustees. He has been an Independent Financial Advisor for 18 years. He has known Jayesh Patel for many years and has regularly been involved with the AWARE cricket and golf events

Prashant Patel (Trustee)

Prashant is an enthusiastic supporter of AWARE, offering administrative and practical skills. Prashant was formalised as a Trustee in 2009.

Rakesh Patel (Trustee)

Rakesh is a qualified accountant and entrepreneur who ran a successful healthcare company, he is now currently focusing on property and the hospitality sectors. We are delighted to welcome Rakesh to the team! Rakesh says that he feels honoured to be part of The AWARE Foundation, where he can assist in supporting the educational needs of underprivileged children.

Katie Jarrett (Events Coordinator)

Katie joined AWARE as our Events Coordinator in order to improve efficiency and promote AWARE to a broader audience. She brings management, customer service and administrative skills, which she developed during her career as a customer experience manager​.

Meet the rest of the team..

We are so lucky to have such wonderful support, especially from our dedicated team. They have all been long-term, voluntary supporters of AWARE, who have helped to raise a considerably amount of money over the years through fundraising and events…