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Growing Hope Trustees

Jeff Warnock, Chair

Jeff is married to Irene and they have 2 grown up daughters. They live in High Wycombe and have attended St Andrews Church, Hatters Lane, for the past 26 years.

Following a successful career in both the RAF and corporate sector Jeff is now semi-retired and is applying his Supply Chain and Logistics experience in the Not-for- Profit sector.  He has been working for a couple of Humanitarian Charities, Medair as part of the emergency response team (responding to disasters in the DRC, Philippines, Nepal and Haiti) and, more recently as a Supply Chain consultant for Tearfund UK.

Naomi Graham

Naomi is the founding director of Growing Hope, she is a children’s occupational therapist and has a vision to see children, young people with additional needs and their families enabled to reach their potential and be included within all aspects of community life.

Naomi has several years of clinical experience with training in Sensory Integration, Attachment and various therapy interventions. Naomi has a Masters in Health and Rehabilitation and is completing her PhD thesis in the experience of play for children with Cerebral Palsy.

Alison Hallworth

Alison is a solicitor working in local government, with a particular interest in adult social care. She lives in the Midlands and attends Olton Friary. She is very pleased to be part of an innovative project which increases the range of support available for children with disabilities and additional needs, and their families.

Cath Carter

Cath is a paediatric occupational therapist with 15 years experience working in Australia and the U.K. She also works at KXC where she oversees pastoral care and newcomers integration. Cath has a passion for creating a welcoming culture where everyone can find belonging and purpose in community.

Growing Hope King's Cross Trustees

David Straiton, Chair

David still dreams of playing Premier League football for his boyhood club Crystal Palace. However, with ankles like Quavers, and an unwanted familiarity with wobble boards- he’s fortunate to still be playing in a London Amateur League.

In his spare time David is a doctor specialising in Mental Health. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, along with several years experience internationally.

Since moving to North London, David has enjoyed being a part of King’s Cross Church and is thrilled to be on the board of trustees for Growing Hope. He hopes and prays that children and their families would flourish physically, mentally and spiritually through the charity’s work in the local area.

Naomi Graham, Lead therapist and clinic manager

Naomi is the founding director of Growing Hope, she is a children’s occupational therapist and has a vision to see children, young people with additional needs and their families enabled to reach their potential and be included within all aspects of community life.

Naomi has several years of clinical experience with training in Sensory Integration, Attachment and various therapy interventions. Naomi has a Masters in Health and Rehabilitation and is completing her PhD thesis in the experience of play for children with Cerebral Palsy.

Jon Carter

Jon is the Community Engagement Pastor at KXC, overseeing the ministries, partnerships and projects that the church is involved in the local area of King’s Cross. Jon worked as a Management Consultant for 5 years before starting training for ordination in the Church of England. He lives in King’s Cross with his wife Joanna.

 

Pippa Bailey

Pippa is a writer and editor who lives in North London. She has been attending KXC for the past four years. Not content with a simple nine til five, Pippa always has a side project on the go, and is currently writing a novel, a baking blog, running an embroidery business – and is a trustee for Growing Hope King’s Cross.

Aaron Morris

Aaron currently works in the City as a trader for a US investment bank, starting his job after completing a Masters degree in Mathematics. Outside work he coaches public speaking and debate skills and has previously spent several years working with youth groups within churches. Aaron is responsible for financial matters within Growing Hope as well as general advice on the plans and spending of the charity.