A heartfelt thank you to our outgoing Chair, Mr Chris Denys Matthews MBE.

We want to wish a warm thank you to Chris who has been our Chair of Trustees and Governors for over 7 years. He has a long history of service to his community and truly deserves to take it easy from now on. This picture was taken at Buckingham Palace when he received his MBE for voluntary services to the community in 2017 from HRH Prince Charles. He is one of life's true gentlemen. Chris gained experience of young people through being involved in Sea Cadets, having commanded a local unit, been district officer for Northumberland and as Chairman of Jarrow Sea Cadet Unit’s Management Committee. Our children, staff and board will miss him greatly.