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Care leaver becomes a St Christopher’s Trustee

For the first time a person who used to live with St Christopher’s has joined our Council of Trustees. Stephen Gell will be sitting alongside our Trustees on the Isle of Man and helping to shape the organisation’s future.

Stephen has kept in close contact with staff over the years since transitioning to independent living and knows a lot about the way St Christopher’s works.

Head of Aftercare Services Helen Giddings said: “When I was asked to consider a young person to become a Trustee, Stephen instantly sprang to mind. After talking to the Aftercare team we thought he would be great for the role.

“He was absolutely made up when he was asked and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the next meeting.”

Stephen replaces Edgar Cowin, who is now retiring after 12 years as a Trustee. He has been a strong advocate for St Christopher’s and Looked After Children in this time and will be continue to be a friend to the organisation. As a leaving gift he was presented with a framed poem by our young people about living in our home.