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Meet NRUK

NRUK is a completely volunteer-led organization, 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.

 

It was first registered as a charity in the UK in 2020 (charity no. 1191119) with the purpose to support New Routes Foundation by raising funds and awareness of their work. 

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

NRUK BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairman

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Dave Wyborn

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

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

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Bridie McGough

Trustee

Bridie lives in the beautiful, rural area of North Wales with her parents and two sisters. She has spent a lot of her spare time volunteering with various charities across the UK, alongside completing her degree and entering the workforce.

 

She studied International Politics and Security at university where she found her passion for understanding the importance and cooperation of local communities within humanitarian organizations and NGOs.

 

Bridie interned with New Routes in Eldoret, Kenya in August 2022 where she built a strong relationship with our Kenyan staff and student beneficiaries. She is currently studying a masters degree in Humanitarianism and conflict response at the University of Manchester, in the hopes that she can continue working within the non-profit/humanitarian sector. She has a heart for localised aid and bringing communities together to encourage long term development and change. 

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Arthur Childs

Trustee

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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Jenn Hooper

Trustee

Jenn has a love for people and a passion for teaching. Since becoming a CELTA qualified teacher, she has been working at an international school teaching English as a foreign language to students from all over the world. 

She studied Marketing and Human Resource Management at university, achieving a First-class honours degree and has utilised her creative, administrative and marketing expertise to help champion small businesses and charities. 

Jenn first volunteered with New Routes in Kenya back in May 2023. Her time with the NRF team and our beneficiaries gave her a heart for the Kenyan people and specifically our students. A highlight of her week is meeting virtually with them to teach English, refine their study skills, and to prayerfully support them. 

She loves the Lord deeply and desires for others to know and experience His perfect love. 

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Sophie Lindenberg

Co-Founder / Trustee

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.

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