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Mark Ward

Head of Safeguarding & Quality at The Trussell Trust


The Trussel Trust



Mark lives in Sandleheath on the edge of the New Forest with his wife Margaret who runs “front of house” at Salisbury Cathedral Refectory. They have 3 married children and 6 grandchildren. Both enjoy walking especially in Pembrokeshire, and watching foreign language crime thrillers. Mark has been with Trussell Trust for 10 years and has run the foodbank, set up a successful fundraising team, and since 2016 has had responsibility for various risk related issues using the knowledge he acquired over 25 years in banking risk and compliance management. He is also a Licenced Lay Minister supporting churches in the “Avon Valley Benefice”.

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A bit about The Trussell Trust

The Trust is a charity which works with people in Poverty. It’s main activity has been to grow foodbanks across the UK and it has helped over 450 communities to do so, feeding hundreds of thousands of people in crisis. This includes more than food projects which link people with organisations that can help to resolve their issues: debt, housing, welfare, low incomes, job needs etc whilst at the same time teaching them to cook healthily and buy efficiently. The Trust also has a large recycling and upcycling project in Salisbury which supports 10 shops that provide good quality low cost goods to people who struggle to shop in the high street. The upcycling and sorting provides over 500 regular volunteering opportunities many of which are used as training schemes for clients and ex-clients and other people who have life issues which prevent them from entering the workplace.

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