LUX Youth Project is a project of Bath Youth for Christ, Charity Number 1165745. We are in the process of leaving Youth for Christ and will be known as LUX Youth Project going forwards. Our projects, staff, trustees and charity number will remain the same, however we will have a new set of Charitable Objectives, which are below our current objectives further down the page.
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LUX Youth Project Trustees
We have an amazing group of Trustees who are committed not only to ensuring the charity is well run and supporting the staff team, but to seeing young people living to their full potential and having a healthy transition into adulthood.
John Lawton (Chair)
John works has 20 years of experience in various roles in business and in volunteer youth work. He has been a trustee for over 10 years and wanted to become a trustee after volunteering at Café Base, a drop in youth club we ran in the centre of town. He wanted to support the amazing work LUX do in supporting young people.
Ros Croucher (Treasurer)
Ros has recently joined our team of trustees and brings a wealth of financial knowledge. She is helping us to implement new financial software to improve efficiency.
Jerry Parr (Safeguarding Trustee)
Jerry is our Safeguarding Trustee. He has vast experience of providing pastoral support inside and outside of educational settings and lives in Peasdown St. John with his family. Please contact Jerry if you have any questions or concerns around our Safeguarding practices.
Louise is married to Mark (who used to work with Bath Youth for Christ). Louise has been a trustee for over ten years.
David has been a trustee for 3 years. He believes it’s vitally important that young people have a safe place in which to meet socially, in a relaxed, non-threatening, non-judgemental environment, with understanding sympathetic adults, offering advice, awareness and empathetic guidance. David uses his experience of site development and fundraising to support the LUX staff team.
Harley became a Trustee for LUX after coming on our 2019 Amor trip to Mexico, where he helped as the build manager, to build a home for a local family. He has a background in communications, working for the Church of England, and Project management, working for Stoke City Council.
Cath has more than 16 years of experience in HR, including 7 years at Senior Management level. She facilitates money management courses through Christians Against Poverty (CAP). In her ‘spare’ time she sings in a jazz/soul band and loves to travel.
Rob has been a trustee for 2 years and is a PCSO. He brings an understanding of the needs of the communities we work in and is keen to ensure that we relevantly support local young people.
LUX Youth Project is a project of Bath Youth for Christ Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Our registered charity number is 1165745.
The Objects of the CIO are, for the public benefit:-
- to advance the Christian faith and to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world and in particular (but without limitation) in Bath and Wiltshire;
- to promote and encourage Christian evangelisation of young people throughout the world and in particular (but without limitation) in Bath and Wiltshire;
- to educate, encourage and participate in the emotional, physical and spiritual development of young people throughout the world and in particular (but without limitation) in Bath and Wiltshire;
- to relieve poverty among young homeless people by the provision of housing, education and training and such other ways in which the charity trustees may from to time to decide; and
- the advancement of education in (but not limited to) Bath and Wiltshire.
Proposed Objects (awaiting confirmation from Charity Commission)
- To provide safe, warm and welcoming accessible spaces mainly for young people, but not for their exclusivity
- To provide mentoring, support and education for young people, with resources, training and advice to those working with them
- To increase the physical, mental and spiritual capacities of young people under 25 years and where appropriate other members of the community sot that they may grow to full maturity as responsible individuals and members of society and that their conditions of life may be improved