Meet The Committee

Our Committee is made up of energetic people who want to make a positive impact on our local community.

The Committee is responsible for:

Organising events and activities (including fundraising events)
General organisation
Legal liability

There are various roles within the Committee each with its own area of responsibility.


IMG_1189Sheila Tongue – Chairman

‘I am originally from Preston, Lancashire. I worked as a Personal Assistant within the Mental Health Service in the NHS and Orthopaedics in the Private Sector . I lived in Saudi Arabia for many years. I have been coming to this area for 20 years and have lived in Ovacik for 3 years.

I became involved with FIG three years ago when I went along to the coffee mornings. Before becoming the Chairman in 2015 I was a member of the events committee and the secretary.

My involvement  the charity it is a way of putting something back into the local community and helping children and families’


IMG_1225Trevor Tongue – Treasurer

‘I am originally from Southport, Merseyside. I worked for many years in the Aviation Industry in both the UK and Middle East before retiring here. I have been coming to this area for 20 years and have lived in Ovacik for 3 years.

I have been involved with FIG for the last 18 months as I want to give something back to my adopted community’



IMG_1278Andrea Ferguson – General Member/Joint Events Co-ordinator

‘I moved to Fethiye three years ago from Scotland. I started attending the weekly coffee mornings two years ago, as a way to meet people from the area. I quickly learned a lot more about what the charity does and was enlisted to volunteer at the coffee mornings by Pat. I am new to the commitee this year and my role within the committee is joint events co-ordinater, working with Ann Marie to organise trips and social events’



IMG_1222Douglas (Abdelhamid) Jones – General Committee Member

‘I moved to Fethiye in 2004. I became involved with FIG eight years ago when I went along to the coffee mornings. I am now part of the coffee morning team serving tea, coffee and homemade cakes. I also help organise FIG quizzes and serve as quizmaster at our Quiz Nights’