Setting people free and providing a gateway to a future
Paul Allen - Chair of Trustees
Paul is a retired headteacher who has also worked as a harbourmaster in Amble, a tutor at the Blyth Tall Ships workshop and during the past 6 years has completely renovated an old farmhouse in the Upper Coquetdale valley.
His interests include cycling, mountaineering, sailing, kayaking and woodworking. He worships at Armstrong Hall Christian Fellowship.
The other Trustees are Revd Bob Burston-Treasurer, David Harbertson-Secretary, Sarah Fenwick-Safeguarding Officer, Joan Verity and Joss Bray.
Gateway into Life is registered with the Charity Commission as a CIO. The Objects of the CIO are, for the public benefit:
1. The advancement of the Christian religion in the United Kingdom in accordance with the statement of faith produced by the Evangelical Alliance
2. To relieve sickness and financial hardship and to promote and preserve good health by the provision of funds, goods or services of any kind, including the provision of accommodation, in Northumberland and other such parts of the United Kingdom as the Trustees from time to time may think fit
3. To advance the rehabilitation of vulnerable adults including ex-offenders, people with addiction problems and the homeless, in such ways that the trustees think fit, including through the provision of mentoring, advice and supervision to assist them to break the cycle of reoffending, relapse and homelessness by developing their capacity, skills and experience in such a way that they are better able to identify and meet their needs and to participate more fully in society.