Who We Are
We are incredibly grateful to the following individuals for lending their support to our work through acting as our Patrons and Ambassadors
Jenny Agutter OBE
Jenny Agutter OBE
The Right Honourable The Lord Hogan-Howe QPMThe Right Honourable The Lord Hogan-Howe QPM
The Right Honourable Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG PCThe Right Honourable Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG PC
Martin P Griffiths DLMartin is a consultant vascular and trauma surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust where he is the Lead for Trauma Surgery and leads the award-winning Violence Reduction Service. He has had the privilege of training at the Medical School of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and has lived and worked in London most of his life. He has been a passionate advocate of diversity and equality, working in the community to promote this for over 15 years. He works with schools, government, and law enforcement to reduce gun and knife violence and promote aspiration in our communities.
Christine Ohuruogo MBE
Current world 400metre champion and former Olympic and Commonwealth Champion
Chart-topping singer, winner of the X Factor and former prison officer
City Financier and Financial Services Industry Leader
St Giles Trust was formed in 1962 in the crypt of St Giles Church in Camberwell, south London. Our first ever recorded client was a suicidal young man who had left prison homeless and abandoned by his family. We provided emergency relief and support to people who were in crisis and fell outside the state’s support structures. In the 80s and 90s we established a day centre for homeless people and started prison
based work to help people successfully resettle in the community after their release. It was through this work that we first developed our Peer Advisor Programme through training serving prisoners to offer support and services to others. Today, we are still working with individuals and families who are on society’s margins and have nowhere to turn. Our services are now provided across England and Wales.