The Colin Russell Award is given in recognition of one of our founding trustees and the many years work he has given on behalf of JSAWT
Colin Russell was a neighbour and friend of Jean and Cyril Sainsbury and helped them to establish JSAWT in 1982. He became a founding trustee, managed the charity affairs on behalf of Jean in her later years and was Chairman of the charity from her death in 2007 until 2012.
Although no longer Chairman, Colin Russell will continue to serve as a trustee and will choose the charity each year to receive an award in his name.
Colin Russell is a recently retired solicitor specialising in charity and trust law. Educated at Oxford, he was a partner in the London law firm Charles Russell llp. He was awarded an MBE for his work at The Bethnal Green Legal Advice Centre for those in the East End of London unable to afford legal fees and is a trustee of other local and national charities.