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Alabaré welcome new Wiltshire ambassadors

Alabaré are delighted to welcome two new members to our Wiltshire Ambassadors; Gay Edwards and Jennifer Nelson.

Gay has been involved with voluntary work since her late twenties, including a number of charities on the Isle of Wight and in Hampshire, predominately as a trustee. She has also spent many years working on a voluntary basis in prisons, being on the Parole Board for England and Wales and on the Board of Hampshire Probation. Gay was High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight for the year 2009/10 and has lived in Wilton since August 2017, having retired as a garden designer.

Gay Edwards said:

“Since having first heard about Alabaré’s work I have been impressed by its aims and ethos. It is very pleasing to have the opportunity to help with this important work”

Jennifer Larsson worked for Service Children’s Education in Gibraltar and Germany, prior to appointment as a head teacher in Kenya. She believes passionately in education and improving life chances for all. On her return to the UK she actively sought and led schools in challenging circumstances. She spent 28 years working as a head teacher and later as an education consultant, before retiring in 2017.

Jennifer Nelson commented;

“It is a privilege to join Alabaré’s Wiltshire Ambassadors – a charity that offers a lifeline to people experiencing hardship and crisis in their lives. Raised confidence and self-esteem significantly improve people’s life chances; Alabaré’s homes enable this to become a reality through the individual support and care provided. It is a charity I am proud to promote.”

Commodore Richard Lord CBE MSc (Chairman of Alabaré’s Wiltshire Ambassadors);

“In welcoming Gay Edwards and Jennifer Larsson, we are delighted that the team has now been added to by two such enthusiastic new members. Their strong interest is clearly evident and we hope that they will find supporting most Alabaré rewarding.”

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For more information or to arrange an interview call Harvey Taylor on 01722 344485.

Notes

At Alabaré we support people to overcome the barriers of homelessness, mental ill-health and learning disabilities in-order to have a home, health, choice and independence.

Alabaré Christian Care and Support provide the highest standards of accommodation and support to disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our communities in order that they can have a home, health,

choice and independence. Since 1991, Alabaré have been working with people facing disadvantage through homelessness, mental ill-health, learning disability or a combination of these.  We provide housing and personalised support based on the individual needs and aspirations of each person, tackling underlying causes and giving them the skills and confidence to move forward with their lives. www.alabare.co.uk

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