New Routes UK

New Routes UK (NRUK) was first registered as a charity in the UK in 2020 (charity no. 1191119). The UK organisation has been set up to support New Routes Foundation by raising funds and awareness of their work. 

NRUK is a completely volunteer-led organisation, governed by a Board of Trustees who take legal responsibility for the management and administration of the charity, which is regulated by the Charity Commission for England and Wales. 

If you would like to find out how you can support our work through NRUK, please get in touch with the team by emailing:  

NRUK Board of Trustees

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Dave Wyborn - Chairman

Dave lives in Bournemouth with his wife, Karen and two children Reuben and Alexis. He has a heart for helping others and supports numerous charities and contributes to the local community.

He is delighted to part of the New Routes Foundation team and the valuable part he can play. He has 15 years’ experience working in finance with a range of organisations from small start-up companies to global organisations. His vast experience and expertise allow him to ensure sound financial governance for New Routes Foundation.

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Connie Engelbrecht

Connie was born and raised in South Africa before moving to the U.K. at the end of 2017. She now lives in the beautiful Surrey countryside with her five year old son. 

Connie is passionate about living life to the full and helping others, and believes that her heart for people is one of her spiritual gifts. She feels happiest and most fulfilled when she is serving and blessing other people, especially those less fortunate than herself. Connie feels privileged to have joined New Routes Foundation as she is especially passionate about the impact that education can have on a person’s confidence and life opportunities.   

Connie is an experienced global marketing professional with over 15 years of corporate marketing experience in the FMCG, beauty, and personal care industries. She is also a certified copywriter and believes her talent and love for writing is a God given gift which she wants to use to reach more people and spread God’s love wherever she can. Connie uses her marketing and copywriting skills to help New Routes Foundation with social media strategy and copy for all digital channels.

Arthur Childs

Arthur lives in Guildford with his wife, Mary. They have three adult daughters and have seen overseas mission work close up through one of their daughters working in Central Asia since 2009. He is a director of a UK company which holds the copyright for the Bible in one of the Central Asian languages and through his work he has been on the board of a number of financial companies.

Arthur’s father grew up in an orphanage and as the newest member of the Board of Trustees he is looking forward to being part of a team making a real difference in the lives of young Kenyan orphans.

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Sophie Lindenberg

Sophie is a co-founder of New Routes. She grew up in the UK and has had dreams about becoming a missionary in Africa since the age of 6. She regularly started going to Kenya from the age of 16, including stints of up to six months at a time.

Sophie has a passion for special needs care and has taught boys who have experienced abuse and neglect in the UK. In Kenya, she has home-schooled a child (in Swahili and English) with severe developmental difficulties, and closely supported children with traumatic backgrounds.

Sophie uses her Psychology degree for the benefit of the NGO – especially as all it’s beneficiaries are vulnerable young adults with histories of trauma and hardship. Sophie gained her vision to serve Kenya in 2014 while at a Christian women’s conference and is passionate about ensuring every student knows about the love of God.

Fundraising Regulator

New Routes UK is registered with the Fundraising Regulator, and therefore is committed to best practice surrounding all our Fundraising activities in agreement with the Fundraising Promise and Code of Fundraising Practice.

If you have any concerns regarding NRUK’s fundraising activities, please contact us using the details below.

Registered UK Charity Address:
15 Parkview Vale