Exeter’s leading health and wellbeing charity, CITY Community Trust has made several new trustee appointments as it continues to deliver its wide range of work across the area.
The new trustees to join the charity in recent months include Ross Morshead, Paul Goodes, Jemma Hodgkins and Nick Murray. They join existing trustees Cath Hill, Chris Gill, Martin Weiler, Graham Cridland, David Coard and chair of the charity, Julian Tagg.
Jamie Vittles, who was previously head of community has been appointed as chief executive officer.
Julian Tagg said: ‘We are delighted to welcome these new members to the board of trustees. They bring a wealth and variety of experience to the organisation and will help us to continue our vision of reaching to and improving the health and wellbeing of even more people living in the Greater Exeter area.
‘We were also particularly pleased to appoint Jamie Vittles as chief executive officer. He has developed the charity over the last 18 years, from a small one-person organisation to the amazing charity we see today, reaching more than 45,000 people across our community, from young to old.’
The new trustees bring experience from diverse sectors. Ross Morshead is head of sport, leisure and tourism at Exeter College; Paul Goodes is managing director at Eagle One; Jemma Hodgkins is relationship manager at Exeter City Futures; and Nick Murray is senior safeguarding lead and teacher at St Luke’s Science and Sports College.
CITY Community Trust is Exeter’s leading health and wellbeing charity. It works in partnership with Exeter City Football Club and provides a range of activities to people of all ages, focused on health, education, wellbeing and physical activity.
The organisation was established more than 25 years ago. Today it delivers a range of programmes supporting some of the most vulnerable in our society, including Powerchair football for wheelchair users, sessions for deaf people and young people with Down’s Syndrome, as well as opportunities for men and women of all ages with mental health issues and learning difficulties. It also works closely with other agencies to engage people who may be hard to reach and delivers the National Citizen Service across more than 20 Devon schools and colleges.