Our trustees

Let Us Shine is governed by a Board of Trustees, responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Scottish charity. Trustees:

  • Are the people who serve on the governing body of a charity
  • Are responsible for the general control and management of the administration of a charity
  • Serve as volunteers, and receive no payment for their work
  • Come from all walks of life, and are united by their wish to create positive change in society.

Founder & Managing Director

Fiona Marra

fiona-marraFiona is the founder and Managing Director of Let Us Shine. A pharmacist from Glasgow, Scotland, based on her experiences from 3 years of work in the education sector of Ghana. Fiona received a Master of Pharmacy in 2001 and worked as a pharmacist in the paediatric sector until moving to Ghana in 2004. Her passion for universal education for all and the desire to see children reach their potential, formulated the structure and driving force behind the projects now carried out by Let Us Shine.

Fiona has completed a certificate in Development Management en route to a Masters she should finish next year. She also has a keen interest in travel medicine and has completed a diploma in Travel Medicine and an Independent Prescribing qualification.

She is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and the British Travel Health Association. Her hard work helped Let Us Shine grow from one individual’s dream to a multi-faceted organisation benefiting children and young adults in many areas of Ghana.


Dr Paul Higgins

paul-higginsPaul is a trustee of Let Us Shine. He has been part of Let Us Shine from the very start following his first trip to Ghana in 2005. He is an acute paediatric consultant with a special interest in paediatric obesity. He is based in the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow. Paul is married to Tracy Marie, a GP with a special interest in paediatrics who has also visited Kpandai. They have 3 young girls together, Hope, Amelie and Lucia.


Angela Lamb


Angela has an extensive career in pharmacy ranging from chief Anticoagulant Pharmacist to her current post as Paediatric Renal Pharmacist at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow where she provides Pharmacy advice to children throughout Scotland with Renal Conditions. She has completed her training as an Independent Prescriber.

She has been involved with the set up of Let Us Shine from the start and with previous charity experience has an important decision making role. Angela visited the projects in Ghana late 2007 with her 12 year old son David and plans another trip in 2016 with her two younger children. Her eldest son Matthew visited in 2014. She has been married to Chris for 23 years and they now have a grandchild.

Read about what we do within Ghana.