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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:  


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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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Connie Engelbrecht


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 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.


Bridie McGough


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 working for a small IT company, managing their social media marketing and is about to start working as an Online English Foreign Language teacher. She has a heart to foster cooperative relationships among communities to bring positive long-term change. 

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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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