I am writing this in the afterglow of an inspirational, moving evening at the Girdlers’ Hall last week where we launched our official 50th anniversary celebrations. As we reflected on the last half decade, it struck me that it is a considerable honour to be Chief Executive of St Giles Trust. We all have a collective duty to our clients and wider society to leave St Giles Trust in a better place than where we found it.
We have helped around 400,000 people over the years and the impact of this is immeasurable. It is not only our clients’ lives which have transformed but also those of their children, siblings and parents.
I think our unique model – where we do really put the ex-offender at the centre of the solution – is the one which gives our clients so much hope as they really do see the possibility of a brighter future. Our ethos and people – so many of whom have been there and done it themselves – is one where we will go above and beyond for our clients. It is one we will take forward into the future.
Please do take a minute to visit our 50th website here to look at and share our film.
There has never been a greater need for our services. I hope we can benefit from your continued kind support in the future.
St Giles Trust