Who We Are

Tew Bunnag, Ratana Chanto, Usanee Janngeon, Fr Joe Maier and Sue McAlpine outside the Royal Thai Embassy in London, 2009

Tew Bunnag, Ratana Chanto, Usanee Janngeon, Fr Joe Maier and Sue McAlpine outside the Royal Thai Embassy in London, 2009

MC-UK’s Trustees come with a wide variety of expertise:

Our Chairman is Sophie Bingham, a barrister who lived in Thailand with her husband and small children for several years and became a good friend of the Mercy Centre.

Secretary Sue McAlpine has visited the Mercy Centre three times through Tew Bunnag, her T’ai Chi teacher and advisor.

Treasurer Bill Bingham (no relation to Sophie) is a journalist and broadcaster who, in his varied career, once worked as a bank clerk.

Usanee Janngeon is Director of the Mercy Centre in Bangkok.

Tew Bunnag is a long time friend and advisor to the Mercy Centre.

Denise Gray is a tireless fundraiser for the Mercy Centre and makes a trip to Thailand every year to give a children’s beach party.

Gina Tattersall, recently appointed, has been involved with the Mercy Centre since 2009 – she works with Denise (and just as tirelessly) fundraising and making regular visits to Thailand.

Pintusorn Anstey is from Songkhla in southern Thailand, now living in London and married to an Englishman – she brings much business expertise to our work.

Ellie Fanyinka, our newest trustee, is a theatre and television actor who has put her communication skills and social media expertise to good use for us.

You can contact us at:

Mercy Centre UK
25 Wolsey Road
N1 4QG


Our Mission

Mercy Centre UK is a charity set up to support the work of the Mercy Centre in Thailand. Mercy Centre UK is inspired by the dedicated and highly professional team of carers at the Mercy Centre in Bangkok who do invaluable work for abandoned and vulnerable children; who respond to every emergency within the slum communities; offer shelter, protection & loving care to street kids & orphans and especially to children & adults dying from AIDS.

Mercy Centre UK is the ‘helping hand’ in Europe for this remarkable organisation, which supports the rights of the communities living in the poorest areas of Bangkok. We raise funds for specifically chosen projects, which run alongside the work of the Mercy Centre in Thailand.  We provide assistance for initiatives that empower those who are working in the field, and that support the physical and spiritual well-being of the children, enabling them to achieve a meaningful place in life. We also raise awareness, in the UK and Europe, of the heart-felt impulse that inspires all the work of the Mercy Centre with the poor.