Reverend John Proctor is to step down as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Alabaré.
John founded Alabaré Christian Care & Support in 1991 alongside his wife Alicia after they befriended and offered a home to a series of people in crisis.
The charity’s growth since opening the first home in 1992 now sees it support over 1,700 people each year, whilst remaining true to the founding principles of Care, Compassion, Generosity and Respect. The charity now encompasses 250 staff and a similar number of volunteers that work across various services including with adults who are homeless or at risk of becoming so, young people leaving the care system and ex-service personnel who have struggled to adapt to civilian life.
John’s tireless commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable, homeless and disadvantaged people saw him recognised with an OBE in October 2016, which was presented to him by HRH The Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.
Reverend Proctor said:
“It has been an immense privilege to oversee the growth and development of Alabaré from its first home in 1992 to more than 80 homes in 2019 across the South West of England and throughout Wales.
There comes a time when you have to pass on the baton to ensure the continuation of the work and now appears to be the right time as the organisation is strong and diverse. I will leave the Board at the end of April and am honoured to have been granted the post of honorary President so I will keep in touch and serve the charity in any way I can.”
Andrew Lord Chief Executive of Alabaré, said;
“We are immensely grateful for the hard work and dedication that John has shown over the last 30 years as founder and chairman of Alabaré. He has been tireless in his commitment to improving the lives of the vulnerable and marginalised in our communities. We wish John well in his well deserved retirement”
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