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Contact Us

For general enquiries, please email or call +44 (0)20 7091 7091, or send us a message on the contact form below.

For media enquiries, please visit our Press section.

Post should be addressed to:

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, 3 Whitacre Mews, Stannary Street, London, SE11 4AB, United Kingdom

Donations can be made over the phone by credit card, or following the instructions here.

Branch Development Contacts

Edward Gibbons
England & Wales

After graduating from the University of Bristol in 2018, reading Physics with Astrophysics (MSci), and my presidency of Bristol’s ‘Students for Life’ society in 2016, I now work full time for SPUC as Development Assistant. My work involves working with SPUC supporters at the local level, developing new branches and supporting existing branches.


Phone: 020 7820 3140

Margaret Akers

Phone: 0141 221 2094

Liam Gibson
Northern Ireland

As SPUC’s Northern Ireland development officer since 2004, the focus of my work is maintaining legal protection for unborn children in the only part of the UK where the Abortion Act does not apply. In 2017, it was estimated that approximately 100,000 children in the Province would have died by abortion had the Act been introduced in 1967.

Phone: 028 9077 8018



John Smeaton
Chief Executive

I graduated from Oxford University and became involved in SPUC, establishing a branch in south London in 1974. I've been working full-time for SPUC since 1978, becoming Chief Executive in 1996. My role is to lead the Society in all its aims and campaigns.

Phone: 020 7820 3128

John Deighan
Deputy Chief Executive
SPUC Scotland Chief Executive

I began my career in engineering and lecturing before spending 16 years as Parliamentary Officer of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Scotland. I've been working for SPUC since April 2015, and my role is to lead the society in championing the pro-life cause in Scotland.
Phone: 0141 221 2094

Antonia Tully
Campaigns Director

I've worked on and off for SPUC for 35 years, and I've been in my current post since 2010. My role involves campaigning to keep sex education a non-compulsory subject in schools as well as advising and supporting parents whose children are exposed to inappropriate, unacceptable sex education at school.

Phone: 020 8407 3463

Dr Anthony McCarthy
Education and Research Director

After taking degrees in philosophy I worked for a number of years for the Anscombe Bioethics Centre. I’ve been at SPUC since 2011, and my role involves co-ordinating our educational outreach through conferences, schools teaching, talks and our range of publications. I also produce academic research in bioethics.

Phone: 020 7820 3144

Maria Madise
International Director

I joined SPUC in 2014 after working for ten years in education, publishing and event management in my native land Estonia. I was also one of the co-founders of the pro-life movement in Estonia prior to moving to England.

My role is to organise the Society's work at the United Nations and co-ordinate other international projects.


Phone: 020 7820 3148

Elizabeth Foody
Dispatch Manager


Phone: 020 7820 3122

Rhea Steel
Director of Administration


Matthew McCusker
Director of Fundraising