Christopher Walford – Chair
Since retiring from teaching and senior positions in the UK education service Chris has been supporting community initiatives and groups such as a being a member of his village Parish Council, the village Almshouses Trustees, being a member of the Parochial Church Council and Chair of the village Twinning Association. Chris is also a secondary school governor. His ‘passion’ in life is as a Trustee of Light Project Peterborough and the care of and support for the homeless and rough sleepers in Peterborough. Most recently he was appointed the Chair of Trustees.
Ann Green, MA, CIPD, is a former Executive Director of HR in the NHS and HR Director in both the Independent and Charity Healthcare sectors in the UK. Ann has previously chaired “Jeans for Genes”; The Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for North Cambridgeshire; and “The Well” Counselling Charity in Peterborough. She currently Chairs her local Patient Group; is a member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG’s Patient Reference Group and was recently appointed Vice Chair of Light Project Peterborough. Ann has worked as a Spiritual Director for the Diocese of Peterborough since 2014.
Sarah Brown is an ordained Church of England Minister, currently in the post of Canon Missioner at Peterborough Cathedral. Before coming to Peterborough, she was Area Dean of Daventry with oversight of twenty-five churches as well as Parish Priest to three. Prior to Ordination Sarah was CEO of national Christian Charity, Farm Crisis Network (Now Farming Community Network). Previous career experience includes twelve years running a marketing communications and database consultancy working with a diverse range of organisations and marketing and sales jobs for national and multinational corporates including Procter and Gamble. Sarah has plenty of experience of governance. As a current member of Cathedral Chapter, former school governor several times over (primary and secondary,) and chair of numerous small parish charities together with her experience of working with a board of trustees at FCN to move the organisation from one phase of growth and prominence to another, she brings plenty of experience to her role at LPP. Sarah is in her mid-fifties and is married with adult children.
Lizzy is an artist, fundraiser and film maker. She has over 20 years’ experience in the charity sector, and now works with organisations as a consultant to help them tell their stories, increase engagement and raise the money they need to see real change in people’s lives. Lizzy works collaboratively with not for profit organisations to develop fundraising strategy and creative campaigns including content creation, messaging and essential infrastructure in order to grow income. In recent years Lizzy has developed and led high-profile fundraising campaigns including record-breaking UK Aid Match campaigns. Lizzy is passionate about creative storytelling through mobile film making, art and animation to create meaningful and authentic engagement for supporters.
Sheila is a founder Trustee of Light Project Peterborough and has seen the Charity flourish from its embryonic stage to what it is today. She has been a Street Pastor and LPP City Centre Chaplain serving the needs of People in the Peterborough City Centre and is also a Trustee of CROPS, which provides educational and pastoral Resources to Peterborough Secondary Schools. Sheila has also been a mentor to vulnerable and disaffected secondary school students, a prison visitor. A member of Haddon Church PCC and currently the Church Treasurer. Since the charitable work began, Sheila has also been involved with the LPP Peterborough Winter Night Shelter for homeless at St Mary Magdelene Church (Stilton).
Mark has lived and worked in Peterborough for the majority of his life. He is a qualified accountant and is a partner in a firm of accountants. Mark’s work includes providing audit services, accountancy and tax advice to a variety of organisations including owner managed businesses, charities and academy schools. He has hosted a charities conference locally for a number of years bringing together many charities across the city.
Mark is a member and trustee of Park Road Baptist Church and helps lead some of the work with children and young people there. He is also a trustee (and treasurer) of Churches Together in Central Peterborough, which brings together 7 of our city centre churches to work alongside each other and other agencies in the city, working with the local community.
Paul first came to know about Light Project Peterborough as a service user to the Garden House just after it opened in October 2018. Paul grew up in Peterborough, has been homeless and has suffered life threatening illness. He brings a ‘lived experience’ to the board of trustees.
Paul tells us “An amazing team of both staff and volunteers helped me find peace, faith in others and hope in rebuilding my life from the ground up. By February 2019 I was asked to volunteer at the Garden House, which was such a turning point in my life, being given a chance to help others was such a massive boost to my self worth and confidence. I love Light Project Peterborough enormously, the staff and volunteers I got to work with daily changed my life completely. I am now so honoured to be helping others as a trustee, God bless you all.”
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