About the people who make GDWG

Anna Pincus


Anna worked for the British Council before joining Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group as a volunteer.  She has worked in the GDWG office for ten years.

Anna is also Chair of ‘Refugees Welcome – Crawley’ and co-editor of Refugee Tales, published by Comma Press.

Daniel Eichner

Detainee Advocacy Coordinator

Daniel joined the GDWG team in June 2018.  His career background is in refugees and mental health – he has worked with refugees in Lebanon, Poland, and Greece, and in mental health here in the UK.

Daniel has followed the excellent work of GDWG for some time now, and was delighted to be able to contribute to our work.  He believes strongly in the goal of ending indefinite detention, and in supporting people currently stuck in detention centres with no end in sight.

Katie Close

Refugee Tales parliamentary officer and Refugee Tales support

Katie joined the GDWG staff team in April 2018.

Katie studied Law at Aberdeen University and then worked as a solicitor in London specialising in international child abduction and family law. She has been a volunteer visitor for four years and has volunteered with Refugee Tales for the past two years.

Marygold Lewis


Marygold started work as GDWG’s administrator in October 2017. Prior to this, Marygold volunteered with the service for two years, assisting with office support and visiting detainees.

Marygold has travelled and worked in approximately 68 countries throughout her career. This has included work with the UN in Somalia and Niger, as well as independently in Senegal, the West Indies and the UK as a librarian, documentalist and records manager.

Karris Hamilton

Detainee Advocacy Coordinator

Karris joined the GDWG team in February 2019. Prior to this Karris had worked as a support worker in a mental health supported accommodation and at an HIV advocacy charity.

Karris has volunteered with migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum for around 5 years, with a number of organisations including; the British Red Cross, L’Auberge des Migrants and SOAS Detainee Support, as a volunteer visitor.