GL11 project welcomes new leader

Gazette Series: Community members at the GL11 Community Project and new project manager, Indigo Redfern, far right. (3848408) Community members at the GL11 Community Project and new project manager, Indigo Redfern, far right. (3848408)

CAM-based charity, the GL11 Community Project, has begun 2014 with a new project manager.

The group has welcomed Indigo Redfern, who is taking over responsibility for the team from Ann Wheeler, who had managed the project for more than six years and who has now taken semi- retirement.

A Cam resident and with 25 years of experience in the community sector behind her, Ms Redfern is believed to be the perfect choice to carry on Ms Wheeler's good work.

With a strong background in community work, Indigo has local links with other community activities, such as the Friends at Christmas Community Event, which has been running for the past 15 years.

The GL11 Community Project, which started over 13 years ago, was formed when Cam’s Family Centre closed.

It is involved in three main strands of work providing something for all ages through a programme of training and education, a range of drop-in social groups and volunteering opportunities.

Indigo said it was an exciting time to be involved with GL11.

“There is so much going on here! It is a great community resource and my job is to make sure we understand the needs of the community and ensure these are met by the project.”

GL11 provide a wide range of services to the local community including a varied training and education programme, drop-in social groups and volunteering opportunities.

The group is currently developing a programme of groups and activities for adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities, and adults with early memory loss.

The organisation changed its legal structure in 2009 becoming a company limited by guarantee as well as a registered charity, and the Trustees now oversee the employment of 9 part-time or sessional staff, and a dedicated team of volunteers.

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