Padua Charitable Fund was started in London in 2007 by
the Padua family, a very large Filipino family with members living
in England, the Philippines as well as the USA and Canada.
Right photo: The Paduas celebrate at our
charity art event at the Philippine Embassy in London.
You are most welcome to contact The Padua Charitable Fund to contribute
your thoughts and ideas to the board of trustees and members.
Please direct your enquiry to the relevant email address and we
will be happy to assist and advise you.
Thank you to all members of the Padua Charitable Fund for your
continued support, donations, project ideas and volunteering.
May we continue to grow and provide for many, many years.
Press and information enquiries:
Isabel Padua-Grant - co-founder and treasurer of the Padua Charitable
Dolly Padua-King - co-founder and secretary of the Padua Charitable
The people behind PCF
Padua-Grant is co-founder and treasurer of the Padua
Charitable Fund. Isabel was born and raised in Manila and studied
at St. Scholastica's college and at the University of the Philippines
where she earned a degree in English and Comparative Literature
(cum laude). Isabel, a mother of three girls, now lives in the
United Kingdom. She is often asked to work for local councils,
social services and the NHS to help with Philippine language translation
Isabel is the sister of late brothers Reggie and Blitz Padua (below)
Email Isabel Padua-Grant at:
Ann Padua PhD is co-founder of the Padua Charitable Fund.
Rose Ann was born in Manila and has lived in the UK from age 10.
She is a prominent research scientist in Oncology, focusing on
DNA immunotherapy for the treatment of leukaemia and lymphoma.
Currently, she is working as INSERM Director of Research at Hopital
St-Louis, Paris, France. Her career includes prestigious posts
in the University of Wales, UCSF and Kings College London, as
well as numerous publications in highly respected scientific and
medical journals. Rose Ann’s interest includes swimming,
skiing, scuba diving and consuming as much theatre that time allows.
Rose Ann's father is the late Alfonso Padua (below).
Padua-King is co-founder and secretary of the Padua Charitable
Fund. Dolly, an open-minded forthright speaker, was born in Manila
and has lived in the UK from age 10. Dolly is office manager at
an architect's firm in London, and also an accomplished hairstylist
having learned her skill in the USA. And if shopping were to be
considered a talent, Dolly's definitely got it!
Dolly's father is the late Alfonso Padua (below)
Email Dolly Padua-King at:
And Finally... forever in our hearts...
The Padua Charitable fund was started in London in 2007 by the
Padua family, a very large Filipino family with members living
in England, the Philippines as well as the USA and Canada. The
sudden passing away of Padua family members, Ponching (2006),
Reggie and Blitz (2007), prompted the forming of the charity.
"Ponching" Padua graduated top of his class
in Civil Engineering (University of the Philippines), was a Fullbright
scholar at Yale University, USA and had a long highly successful
career in the Philippines, the UK and internationally. A father
of five, he reared an equally successful family in London, England.
Ponching was also a gifted singer and violinist and his talents
in opera reached a professional standard. He is survived by his
wife Rose and children who are co-founders of PCF.
"Reggie" Padua (the 3rd), named after his grandfather
Dr. Regino Padua (Ponching's late father), former Health Minister
in the Philippines and co-founder of the World Health Organisation
(WHO) in Southeast Asia, studied at La Salle College and the University
of the Philippines and lived in the Philippines until his untimely
death aged 54. A larger-than-life character, a successful businessman,
a true entrepreneur and above all, a supporter of the underprivileged.
Reggie founded Manila’s top glass-etching company, Islas
Designs, now run by his wife Maritess "Teng" Padua and
helped by their son, Brian "Bayan" Padua.
"Blitz" Padua Jr, (Reggie's youngest brother)
studied at the Ateneo University and did law at the University
of the Philippines. A talented musician and a genius at the piano
and the electric organ, he composed over 200 musical scores in
his time, winning several major awards for musical scoring in
the Philippine film industry, including two best musical scores
at the FAP awards (Film Academy of the Philippines). Blitz on:
It is because of their memory and legacy that the good we do
for others is possible.