Who we are

Staff and trustees

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George Hepburn OBE (Chair)…
formerly charity manager at Community Foundation and Shepherds Dene. Currently volunteering with local charities. Lived in Mickley since 1988.

 

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Gail Jewitt (Centre Manager)…
has previously work as a Team Manager at AA Insurance Services and is a lifelong resident of Prudhoe. Also a busy mum to Isla.

 


Julie Smith (Assistant  Manager) previously worked in Spetchells Centre for Karbon Homes and covered Gail’s  maternity leave until Spring 2018 and now works on Wednesdays.


Margaret Boonstra (Trustee)…
is one of the Pastors of The Gate Church (formerly known as Prudhoe Community Church) and has a special interest in engaging with children and young people. She has worked for many years in the NHS in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.

 


Pauline Edwards (Trustee)…
has lived in Prudhoe since 1984. Pauline worked as an Occupational Therapist for 35 years in health and social care and is now the owner of Ready Steady Knit wool shop in Prudhoe.  She is hoping to use this experience to support the community of Prudhoe.

 

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Doreen Elwell (Trustee)…
twice previously Prudhoe Mayor, has served 27 years on Prudhoe Town Council and Tynedale District Council, 25 years as a local magistrate and 28 years as a school governor. She sings with Prudhoe Community Choir and is an avid supporter of NUFC.

 

Vesta Moore (Trustee)

 

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Maggie Phillips
a retired computer programmer and maths tutor, is a school governor of over 20 years, a committee member of Prudhoe U3A and a board member for a local credit union. Her aim is to support the Prudhoe community by serving in these organisations.

 

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Joan Russell (Trustee)…
has been a  trustee with PCP for over 12 years and a member of many other organisations in Prudhoe.

 

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Richard Shrimpton (Trustee)…
has lived in the Tyne Valley since 2001 and had been a trustee since spring 2016. He works as a Landscape Architect and has an interest in urban and rural regeneration.

 


Kate Stanforth (Trustee)…
lives locally in Stocksfield and runs her own community trust, Project Parent. Volunteers with various organisations and has a particular inning as an advocate for the young people in the area.

 

Ken Stow (Observer)

 


Caroline Warburton…
has lived in Prudhoe since 1976.  She is particularly interested in community support and bring groups of people together along with promoting volunteering.  Caroline previously worked in the town, setting up the Open Door Community Learning Centre in 1988 and is now involved with local performing arts as well as chairing the committee which co-ordinates the annual Town Fair.

 


Iain Watt (Trustee)…
Iain has been a store manager for over 25 years and brings more business and commercial perspective to the partnership. Although not a resident of Prudhoe, Iain has managed the local Co-op store for more than 8 years and is keen to work closely with the community on a number of projects.