Chair of Trustees
As Chair of Trustees, Colin has been involved with The Water Lily Project since its inception over 10 years ago. He is married to Yvonne and they have three grown up children and five grandchildren.
For almost 30 years Colin has been Vice Principal and Director of Training at Moorlands College. Colin became a Christian whilst training as a Youth and Community Worker in Birmingham. He is a regular writer and speaks on family, youth and community issues and is actively involved with many community ventures across Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole.
Jan Crawford is married to Blair with 4 children in their twenties and thirties and three grandchildren. Before retiring 2 years ago, she worked for Bournemouth YMCA as Head of Centre Development and Family Learning at Southbourne and Pokesdown Children’s Centres. She first trained and started teaching RE in Sheffield, moving to Christchurch in 1991 where she taught in primary schools in Dorset and Bournemouth. More recently she trained as an Early Years teacher.
Robin is one of our newest Trustees and we are delighted to welcome him on board at The Water Lily Project. He is married to Gill and has three children and four grandchildren. He enjoys watersports and family fun activities.
Robin has had a varied career in nursing with different roles. At present, he works as a specialist in helping diagnose and manage people suffering from lymphoedema.
He is a member of Godfirst Church and has a concern for people who are less fortunate than himself. He knows how Water Lily has made a difference first hand to people and is delighted to offer his support to the project by joining the Trustees team
Sue is married to Denis and has two sons and a grandson. She has been a nurse for 42 years and has fostered many children (41 in fact!) including troubled teenagers, some with babies. Sue has also served in a medical capacity in Burkina Faso (W. Africa) and at Cholera Centres in Haiti. She is a member of Godfirst Church. In her spare time, Sue enjoys sailing, reading and sewing.
Sue is married to Steve and has two grown-up daughters and four grandchildren. She worked at the Arts University at Bournemouth for 38 years in the office of the Vice Chancellor and retired in 2016. Sue worships at Christchurch Baptist Church and joined the Waterlily cafe as a volunteer in 2018 and has been a Trustee since November 2019. Her hobbies include gardening, crosswords, walking, birdwatching and keeping hens.
Cathy Kirkham has been married to Steve for 43 years and is a retired Head Teacher. She currently oversees all the policies for the charity and is the Safeguarding Officer. Cathy is a member of Godfirst Church and joined the Water Lily Project in December 2016.
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Supporting and Empowering Vulnerable Women in Christchurch and the Surrounding Areas
We’ve Raised over £30,000 in the past year to Help Vulnerable Women in Christchurch and the Surrounding Areas
We are so grateful to all of the volunteers, local churches and individuals who have helped us raise this amount of money this year.
Particular thanks goes to the Big Lottery @TNLCommunityFund who awarded us a grant of £10,000, Lloyd’s Bank Foundation who awarded us an Enable grant of £15,000, Dorset Community Foundation who awarded us £2,300 with the help of Comic Relief funding. Co-op who awarded us a grant of £2,145.87 to redecorate our IT Suite.
We could not do, what we do, without your help. THANK YOU!
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