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Chris Fletcher

I am both a Volunteer (for over 20 years) and a member of the Management Team as a representative of St Augustines Catholic Church. I have lived in Gloucester for over 30 years. I work at a local Engineering company as an Aerospace Engineer. I have both a Daughter and Son who live in London and Cardiff, who have made me very proud as their father. I am a supporter of Gloucester Rugby. One of many reasons for volunteering at TiM has always been a desire to provide the same support that I received when I was a young person at a Cheltenham Youth club. I want to continue to share my knowledge, experience and skills to assist our young people for both the now and for the future.

Alan Noblett

After 20 years management services for British Telecom in London, Alan retrained to be a maths teacher in secondary schools in Hampshire where he worked for 15 years. He is now retired and has come ‘home’ to Matson where he lived as a boy. He is a member and deaconc(lay helper) at Matson Baptist Church.

Mike Matthews

I am a retired commercial solicitor and have experience of dealing with charities both as clients and as a Trustee. I represent the Parish Priest of St Augustine’s RC Church on the Board of TiM and serve on the Finance Committee of the Church. I have extensive knowledge of planning, property and employment law and in dealing with most forms of legal documentation. I have lived in the Gloucester area all my life and been involved with many community organisations over the years. I strongly believe in supporting less advantaged groups/individuals and feel that the Redwell Centre is ideally suited and located to provide much needed facilities for a broad spectrum of local residents.

Kirsty Dunleavy

Originally from North Cornwall, I moved to Gloucestershire to study a BSc in Sports Development at The University of Gloucestershire.

I volunteered and worked alongside my undergraduate degree including; student ambassador for the University, football coach for Cheltenham Town, stewarding for a sports events company and I was part of the FA’s Youth Leadership Programme as a mentor and member of the Youth Council. As part of this programme I was invited to travel Botswana, Africa for their Changing Lives project.

When I can, I volunteer my time with Diversity Role Models, an LGBT+ education programme for teachers and pupils in primary and secondary schools. I also help out at the Gloucester City Park Run.

Ellis Thorne

Ellis relocated from the home of the pasty (Cornwall) back in 2015 and became a first time buyer in Matson.

A BA(Hons) graduate in Criminology and Psychology, Ellis now works as a branch manager of a local Education Recruitment Agency. Working in this field allows him to not only stay up-to-date on daily events and developments within the public sector,but also provides a broad knowledge and understanding on social happenings within the local community. Having received support from various community groups as an adolescent, Ellis now understands the importance of community engagement and what an essential role projects like Together in Matson play .

He is now at a time in his life where he wants to give something back! A personable,empathetic and dynamic individual who fully embraces change. Ellis is looking forward to supporting the ‘TiM’ team and becoming an active member of the trustee board.

Jenny Jackson

I am a Secondary trained Art Teacher and currently work at Gloucester Academy – a school which is very much close to my heart.

Becoming a teacher was a dream of mine as I wanted to give young people the exciting and safe learning space that had been given to me.

I have experience in working with Children in Care and students with self-esteem and mental health concerns. While teaching, my passion has grown towards helping the local community due to my deeper understanding and care of the families and demographic around me.

I grew up in a single parent household in Springbank, Cheltenham and so understand the challenges and insecurities that many families face. I hope to bring people together and become a regular friendly face at the Redwell Centre.