Surrey Charity Welcomes New Year with New Management Team to Meet New Challenges


Ann Kenney, Lucy Chaudhuri, Martin Day and Yvonne Hignell

2014 sees  a raft of new and exciting challenges for halow project, the Surrey based charity which supports young people with a learning disability to secure independence and create meaningful lives within the community.

“We are constantly learning how best to serve our young people” said Yvonne Hignell, Director of halow project “ to that end  we are embarking on a new phase in our evolution  – developing our charitable work, investing in a sustainable future and looking at new ventures  which will enable us to offer ever more creative services to young people. ”

Martin Day, one of the founding members of  halow , becomes Chairman of the Board of Trustees, taking over from Matt McArthur, who remains a Trustee of the charity.  Martin has a wealth of business experience, having developed his own building company, and he now aims to bring these skills to support the team to fulfil its long term plans.  “Of all the halow objectives, as a parent the one I value above all is the organisation’s passion that our young people have a voice and the right to their own life choices.  We have a huge amount of skill, care and ambition amongst those in the halow family.  I know that we do and will continue to have a hugely positive impact on young people’s lives.  I am very excited at being part of that”.

Ann Kenney has taken up the role of Head of Fundraising and Communications.  Ann has 15 years’ experience working with voluntary and community groups, including a spell at the Downs Syndrome Association and brings her expertise of making a difference – strategically, productively and effectively to the halow team.  “I am delighted to be part of the halow team and find halow’s empowering approach to supporting young people with learning disabilities compelling.  I am excited to be working with such a committed and passionate team that puts young people at the heart of everything we do. I am looking forward to helping shape the organisation over the next few years.”

Lucy Chaudhuri has been appointed Commercial Manager to manage the income generating services offered by halow care, the Community Interest Company which provides  1:1 support and Independent Living Services  for young adults with a learning disability.  “I will be seeking ways in which halow care can better support its sister charity, the halow project.”

halow is a young, vibrant, organisation  that works with young people aged 16-35 with a learning disability, communication difficulty or special need with varying degrees of severity. halow is passionate that the people it supports have the right to expect the same life experiences and opportunities as any other young person.

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