Welcome to The Glendale Gateway Trust
The Glendale Gateway Trust is a charitable community development trust based in the small rural town of Wooler in North Northumberland. Based at the Cheviot Centre, the trust was set up to support the community of Glendale – one of the most sparsely populated areas of the country.
The GGT operate a community and business centre in Wooler, and also own a number of commercial units on the High Street, 20 affordable housing properties and Wooler Youth Hostel and Shepherds Huts.
Our mission is to benefit the community, economy, environment and heritage of Glendale through providing and/or promoting:
Chief Executive Officer Appointed
Karen took over from Tom Johnston as the CEO for the Glendale Gateway Trust in November last year.
Karen has over 15 years of experience in the community and charity sector most recently as CEO of a Sight Loss Charity based in York.
She has also worked as a Director at Victim Support and was The Head of Volunteering at RNIB.
Karen as 3 grown up children and 3 grandchildren and moved to Glendale from Swaledale in North Yorkshire.
When asked for her thoughts and reflections Karen said,
“I have been here for almost 5 months now and despite the challenges that Storm Arwen presented I am thoroughly enjoying being here in Glendale.
The way the community came together following the storm and more recently the kindness and generosity of the local people regarding the Ukrainian Appeal has shown me just what a wonderful community I am now part of. I will work tirelessly to ensure the Glendale Gateway Trust engages with the people of Glendale in an inclusive way. We want to offer the support and facilities that the community needs to flourish especially following the social isolation of the past few years caused by the pandemic.”
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