About The Charity
Founded by Tasleen Carstair in 2008, Forward Facing was at first a Community Interest Company, and since 2011 exists as a registered charity.
Tasleen’s passion for improving lives of those in need ignited the hearts of everyone she met, inspiring many to join and support our organization. After she sadly passed away in 2014, her work continued thanks to the energy and commitment of John Philips, Candice Konig, and the team of dedicated specialists, activists, and friends.
Now, our mission is giving children and young people with disabilities, life-limiting illnesses, or a bereavement experience a chance to express their personalities and make precious memories through creative, fun, and uplifting activities.
The whole families can take a break from stresses and issues that come with looking after a poorly child – our activities include siblings and parents too. Forward Facing offers opportunities for mums, dads, brothers, and sisters to come together and take time for themselves regardless of their daily circumstances.
To date, Forward Facing is proud to have supported over 60 children and their families. And with your help, we will reach out to many more over the next years.
How you can help!
Meet the team
Candice Konig is the Director of Forward Facing and was one of Tasleen’s closest friends. Candice is extremely dedicated to making Forward Facing a huge success and is the brains (and braun) behind organising our amazing events and liaising with the parents and guardians.
Trustee – A manager for the local NHS, who became involved with Forward Facing after meeting Tasleen, the founder, through a mentoring project. Jane has a particular interest in looking to add to the support that poorly children and their families receive through local health services.
Trustee/FounderTrustee/Founder – Teacher and IT developer. Helped Tasleen to set up Forward Facing and provided support from inception. John’s primary goal is to maintain the charity and its amazing work by undertaking administration and support to projects wherever required.