Dave – Co-Founder and Chief Executive
Dave established the charity in 1990 after qualifying as a chef and then undertaking youth work. Dave is passionate about meeting the needs of the disadvantaged and the marginalised and recognising the potential in everyone. Dave has overseen the development, change and growth of Urban Outreach. As the charity continues to innovate and look at new ways of providing effective support, Dave remains deeply committed to building strong partnerships between churches, organisations and individuals in Bolton and advocating for the needs of the poor. In December 2020, together with his wife Chris, he was delighted to be awarded an MBE in recognition of his selfless service to the Bolton community over many years.
Samuel – Senior Practitioner
Samuel has been involved with Urban Outreach for most of his life; from being a part of a family who opened their home to vulnerable young people who needed accommodating, to helping with Winter Watch and our ‘missing from home’ project. He has grown up to understand that helping someone requires others to step in the gap and to take a stand – something that he is always willing to do! Samuel’s desire is to see the restoration and rebuilding of communities, starting with the individual and their families. He provides an important and valuable support role within our Leadership Team.
Val – Finance & Facilities Officer
Val joined Urban Outreach in 2018. She has a degree in mathematics from Manchester University and for the previous fifteen years served the people of Bolton by teaching GCSE maths to adults at Bolton College, enabling them to further their career choices. Prior to this she has had a variety of computer programming jobs and has been her church treasurer for many years. Val now enjoys using her skills and experience to help those most in need across our town – providing support to the staff team on all things financial and in the care of buildings, systems and facilities.