Water Rescue

Our Vision

The Dai Rees Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, driven by the increasing requirement for medical education and health awareness in remote socioeconomically deprived regions around the world.

Our vision is to improve access to emergency healthcare for deprived and remote regions, by delivering up-to-date and bespoke first aid and emergency medical training at source. Our ultimate goal is to build an awareness of the basics of emergency care and on a wider scale, an infrastructure of ongoing learning whereby communities can maintain their own knowledge and skills.


Meet the Team

Our operational team is made up of Health Care Professionals based in the United Kingdom. All of them work or have worked in the pre-hospital setting as Paramedic's, Critical Care Practitioners and Clinical Educators, with combined experience of over 50 years.


Adam Khan

Co-Founder/Project Lead Maldivian Sihhath Initiative

Adam has been involved with the DRF since its formation in 2014.

Adam is our project lead for the Maldivian Sihhath Initiative and to date has successfully implemented 7 projects in the Maldives.

Adam is currently employed as a Clinical Training Officer for South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASfT), and has been a HCPC registered Paramedic for 8 years.


Andy Wade

Co-Founder/Finance Lead

Andy was part of the original founding members of the Dai Rees Foundation, and has been currently leads on the logistics and finance.

Andy has been heavily involved in the planning and implementation of the Maldivian Sihhath Initiative since its formation and has to date supported on 6 projects in the Maldives.

Andy is currently employed as a Clinical Training officer with South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASfT). and has been a qualified Paramedic for 10 years.


Lauren Dyson

Water Rescue Trainer/Fundraising Lead

Lauren became part of the DRF in 2015/16 where she arranged a number of fundraising events to support the development of the Foundation.

Lauren is our resident water safety specialist with significant background in lifeguarding and water rescue. To date, Lauren has supported on 3 projects in the Maldives.

Lauren is currently employed as a Critical Care Practitioner for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, and has been a qualified Paramedic and Bank Tutor for 9 years.

The Board of Trustee's

The Dai Rees Foundation is controlled by a Board of Trustees embracing a balanced spectrum of skills and experience. Trustees are appointed in accordance with the DRF constitution and fulfill their responsibilities within clearly defined and approved Terms of Reference. The Board comprises a Chairman and up to five other Trustees. Below we introduce these valuable members of our team

Rich Rees

Richard Rees

Board Member


Phillip Ballett

Board Member


Dr. Amit Patel

Board Member

Join us

If you wish to volunteer for the Dai Rees Foundation, or have ambitions of forming your own project, please contact one of our team.