our trustees

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Jane Gibson

Chair 

Trained Archaeologist and manager in the regional heritage sector. A keen personal interest in arts and cultural engagement and their positive effects on health and wellbeing.

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Julie Straw

Hearth Cafe Coordinator / Lead on New Community Hub which we will be built with the help of Lottery Funding and other donations. 

Degree in Environmental Science and worked as a Landscape Architect with an interest in Community and Environmental projects. 

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Chris Siddle

Treasurer

A chartered accountant and tax adviser with many years’ experience in practical  finance, accounting and tax training.

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Natalie Henderson

A retired teacher and lecturer and has lived in Northumberland for 30 years. She teaches Craft workshops at The Hearth and helps to organise our Spring and Winter Art Fairs.

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Jen Millard

Marketing & Communications

A trustee since Autumn 2020 and uses her years of experience in public sector marketing and communications to support The Hearth.

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Avril Robinson

Chief Executive of Stepney Bank Stables Youth Charity in Ouseburn, Newcastle. Key areas of experience in charity governance, strategic planning, income generation, marketing and communications.

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Dale Robertson

Volunteer support.

Retired academic/ lecturer of Fine Art. Specialist in site-specific art.

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Deborah Robertson

Creative practitioner with a background in Fine Art, Digital Media and the training of Designer / Makers in the use and integration of CAD/CAM within their studio practice.

Experienced in the education, arts, cultural and heritage sector. 

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Steven Duckworth

Steven is a former clinician who now works as a NHS commissioner. He’s the Chair and trustee of a number of charities, as well as serving as a school governor and a parish councillor. His main interests are in developing community focused politics and policy.

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George Stoker

Experienced in education, theatre, music, arts and crafts. Graduated with an MA in Participatory Arts and Media in 2019 and a Royal Society of Arts Fellow since 2017. A Trustee at the Hearth, Newbiggin Arts Centre and WildAid. With over 50 community arts projects under his belt George is a valuable asset to the Hearth’s community.

our volunteers

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Avril Robinson

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Dale Robertson

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Deborah Robertson

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Steven Duckworth

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George Stoker

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Ali Wilkes

Administrator

Employed part-time 15 hours a week.