Chair of Trustees
Colin is married with three grown up children and two grandchildren. He is a Vice Principal and Director of Training at Moorlands College. Colin became a Christian whilst training as a Youth and Community Worker in Birmingham. Following his training, he worked in Birmingham and Sheffield on a variety of high-profile inner-city youth and community work projects. He is a regular writer and speaks on family, youth and community issues. He has also been a stakeholder with Teen Challenge since 2005.
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.
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.
Sue qualified as an SRN in 1981 and since 1997 has been Clinical Site Manager/ Duty Manager, in charge of a large General Hospital out of hours, including co-ordinating the medical team at nights and weekends. Susan went on to qualify in 2007 as a Nurse Practitioner becoming an autonomous practitioner in the care of the acutely unwell patient. She has 13 years experience of foster caring, looking after 41 children, including troubled teenagers, some with babies. Sue has also served in a medical capacity in Burkina Faso (W. Africa) in 2010 and at Cholera Centres in Haiti in 2011. She is a member of Godfirst Church.
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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