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About Our Trustees

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Debbie Jackson

2 years ago, Chris was telling me about an idea that a friend of ours had had. She wondered what my thoughts were about it, I said I thought it was a great idea. That's when I became a Trustee. It's hard work, sometimes quite stressful, but very rewarding. 


I'm married with 2 grown-up children and 1 gorgeous Granddaughter.  I work as a Chef Manager in an inner-city school. I like cycling, camping, and gardening. 

Chris Shuter

Since retiring in my mid-fifties I have concentrated on volunteering in the community, working with a number of charities and community groups, with particular emphasis on inclusion and social justice. 


I was on the original group who brought Bags of Blessings from an idea into reality, which has been very hard work at times but has always been my pleasure and my joy. 


I am a happy wife of 1, a devoted mum of 2, a doting granny of 4, a committed Christian and I love to potter in my garden.

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Cathy Stones

I joined Bags of Blessings in 2022 as a volunteer and have recently become a trustee.


I am married with a grown up son, daughter in law and two beautiful grandchildren. As they do not live locally I am able to devote some of my spare time to volunteering which I find very rewarding. I enjoy walking, gardening and meeting up with family and friends whenever I can. 

Lauren Gunn 

In 2021 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and I am very lucky to be able to stay at home and raise her.


I however wanted to use my skills and experience in administration and marketing in a positive way and when I met Chris I knew Bags of Blessings was the charity I wanted to dedicate any spare time I had to. 

In my spare time I like to walk my Cavapoo and spend time with family and friends. 


Michelle Hamilton

After donating some Christmas gift bags to my local food bank one year I found out about Bags of Blessings and wanted to get involved. 

I volunteered with them for several years before coming on board as a trustee in 2022. 

In my personal life I am married with a young son. I was a teacher for 12 years before giving it up to start my own business. I run a print company and own my own local party shop. 

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