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Meet the Trustees

The Trustees oversee the running of the Foodbank, which operates as a registered charity.

Karl Relton

Karl Relton
Karl is the chair of trustees and one of the founders of Ely Foodbank. As minister of the Countess Free Church in Ely, he brings his desire for ordinary people to help in the community at the grassroots level and a passion to see people in need assisted. He is married and has one daughter.

Gordon Foster

Gordon is treasurer of Ely Foodbank. Although now ‘semi-retired’, he has broad commercial experience in sales management and, more recently, in property management. He lives in Haddenham, but is a Deacon   –  and regular pianist  –  at Over Baptist Church.  Gordon likes to get out onto the golf course when he has any spare time.

Jenny Gage

Jenny is an ordained minister in the Church of England, and a keen volunteer at our distribution centre in Haddenham. She has been a committed advocate for the charity Shelter, and as a founding member of Ely Social Responsibility Forum, had a role in the formation of the Foodbank. Jenny became a Trustee of the Ely Foodbank in 2018.

Jenny Webb

Jenny Webb is Team Vicar in the March Team Ministry. She also coordinates the work of Christian Aid locally, and chairs Churches Together in March. Jenny has been involved with our March operation since its inception, working both in distribution and in the warehouse. She became a Trustee of the Ely Foodbank in 2018.

Keith Rawson

Keith Rawson
Keith is co-owner and director at Cambridge Life Sciences, a local company manufacturing medical diagnostic assays for hospital laboratories. He is married with two grown-up children and has lived in Ely for nearly 30 years. Keith became a trustee of the Ely Foodbank in 2012 to give back to the local community that has supported his family.

Mark Bonney

Mark Bonney
Mark has been the Dean of Ely since September 2012 and became a trustee of Ely Foodbank in 2017. The Cathedral community has supported the Foodbank since it was founded.

Martin Wells

Martin Wells
Martin joined the Trustees early in 2016, having been a volunteer at March Foodbank since its inception. It was during this volunteering that he came to recognise in March and elsewhere, a real poverty and distress within segments of the community, and his wish is to see this alleviated as far as is possible.
Martin has been a Permanent Deacon for fourteen years in the Roman Catholic Church, mainly serving Our Lady of Good Counsel and St Peter in March. He lives in Wimblington, where his two loves are his wife and the family Jack Russell.

Peter Whale

Peter Whale
Peter works in the hi-tech sector, nurturing businesses with high growth potential, in both Cambridge and Oxford. He is a member of the PCC of St Mary’s Church, Ely, and has recently led Pray for Ely, a vision and initiative to pray for the whole of Ely. He is passionate about Ely Foodbank, and the difference we can make to our community by working together. Peter became a Trustee of the Ely Foodbank in 2012. Peter is married with three grown-up children.

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