The work of the Brighton Light Trust is done by a small but dedicated team, some of whom are staff who work alongside many wonderful volunteers supporting and encouraging those we work with.
Sue has worked as a volunteer for the Brighton & Hove CAP Debt Centre since it started. In May this year she trained as a Debt Coach and since November has taken on the role as Centre Manager. She enjoys being part of a team that can really make a difference to the lives of the people in this city who are struggling with debt.
“As soon as I heard about CAP I knew I wanted to be a part of it. To be able to help people practically and spiritually is wonderful. So many of the people we see suffer in silence and can not see a way out, I have seen people weep with relief at having someone to talk to about their debt problems. To be able to bring hope into their lives is a privilege”.
Sue is married with 2 grown up daughters and has been a member of Holland Road for 20 years.
Neil has worked as a volunteer for the Brighton & Hove CAP Debt Centre for the last 3 years. Because of his background in Education his main focus has been running the award winning CAP Money programme in various locations across the city.
In May this year he qualified as a Debt Coach. Neil has a real heart for networking and has forged partnerships across the city, notably with our City Council whom are equally passionate about helping the vulnerable in our city.
“I was inspired to work with CAP when I went on a home visit and love the challenge of helping people to help themselves . Somebody once said that those who are happiest are those who help others and I think this is definitely true”.
Neil is married with 4 children and has been associated with Holland Road in a variety of ministries since 1990.
John has worked as a volunteer Debt Coach since November 2012 and enjoys being part of a team that continues to make a real difference to the lives of people in this city by guiding them out of debt and showing them how to manage their usually small incomes to the best effect.
“For some while I had been seeking to make a positive difference to vulnerable people and CAP presented me with a way to help those in real need at the same time giving me an opportunity to bring hope into their lives through Jesus Christ”.
John is married with 4 grown up children and has been a member of Holland Road for 20 years.
Becky has recently joined the Brighton and Hove CAP centre as a Debt Coach and loves the privilege of being able to help people struggling with debt.
“I really believe in the work that CAP do, bringing hope and a practical solution to people whose lives have been devastated by debt, and thought there was no way out. It is really exciting be a part of that team, going into people’s homes and offering them a fresh start. Seeing the look on someone’s face as they realise they can be free from the burden of debt is the reason I love being a Debt Coach”.
Becky is married to Luke, a doctor. They have been part of St Peter’s for the last 3 years since coming to Brighton from London, and have recently bought their first house in Woodingdean.
Tina started work as a volunteer with CAP around two years ago. She initially trained as a Money Coach and started running money management courses together with Neil.
“Now I also support on clients visits and really believe that the Money Course works. I love when I see the real changes in peoples lives”.
Tina is married and has two teenage children.
Annie has worked with CAP for the last 3 years as a supporter, going on visits with the Debt Coaches, and keeping in touch with clients. She now co-ordinates a team of volunteers from Holland Road and other churches.
Annie feels it’s a privilege to go out on visits with the Debt Coaches, who work so sensitively with people going through what may seem an impossible situation. “Being welcomed into client’s homes, being able to bring encouragement and hope, is so rewarding. We have a great team of volunteers who give their time and energy in this role”.
Annie is a retired teacher and has two grown-up sons.