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Trustees

Our Board of Trustees are the driving force behind the charity. They bring so many different skill sets to the table that is would be difficult not be successful. 

All Trustees volunteer their time and energy for free, and make us the award the winning charity we have become!

David Castle

David Castle

Chair

David is a former police officer and is now a Client Relationship Manager for St James Place Wealth Management. His dedication and commitment recently earned him a Highly Commended Award at the NW Charity Awards.

Emily Manley

Emily Manley

Vice Chair

Emily is fully qualified Paediatric Nurse at Manchester Children's Hospital and has been a Trustee with the charity since day one. Her commitment to the health and welfare of all children is a real benefit to the charity.

Nick Gittings

Nick Gittings

Treasurer

Nick is an international accountant and Director at Alix Partners and has been involved in the charity for 2 years. Alix Partner's charity foundation sponsors a part time member of staff.

Joe Beech

Joe Beech

Trustee

Joe is Marketing Manager for the Cartwright Group and has been a Trustee since almost day one after reading an article about Nick's plan to set up the charity. After several months of helping out with PR, social media and design, Joe came on board as a trustee.

Julie Jordan

Julie Jordan

Trustee

Julie is self employed and runs her own virtual PA company: www.virtualis-pa.com. She began supporting us as a Business Ambassador and was so committed that she was the only choice when a position as a Trustee became available.

John Mclaughlin

John Mclaughlin

Trustee

John is the General Manager of the Hilton Manchester and has been following the charity for many years, as previously we ran several youth projects in partnership with the Hilton.

Vicken Couligian

Vicken Couligian

Trustee

Vicken is a qualified solicitor and was the Chair of Manchester Pride for several years and under his stewardship this organisation grew. His experience in the 3rd sector is a great benefit, as well as his network of contacts.