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16 May 2014

Changing Lives appoints specialist agency to drive national ambitions

A CHARITY that provides tailored support to thousands of vulnerable people and their families across the UK every month, has appointed a specialist marketing agency to help raise the profile of its work after it received national status following rapid expansion.

Changing Lives (formerly The Cyrenians), supports people in North East England, home of the company’s Gateshead headquarters, Doncaster, York, Nottingham, Merseyside, Wolverhampton, Swansea and Cardiff.  The charity works with people experiencing homelessness, addiction and a range of other problems, by reaching out into communities. It also offers a range…

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27 March 2014

Changing Lives charity tees up teams for golf day

Golfers from across the region are ‘clubbing’ together for Changing Lives’ tenth annual fundraising Golf Day to be held at the City of Newcastle Golf Club on Monday 9th June.


Last year, the tournament raised a fantastic £6,000 for Changing Lives (formerly The Cyrenians) which helps thousands of vulnerable people and their families every month. This year, the charity is hoping to attract even more teams, sponsorship and fundraising in the hope that they smash their 2013…

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28 February 2014

Changing Lives celebrates double national accolade

Staff at Changing Lives charity are celebrating the double accolade of achieving position 13 (out of the 897 organisations that registered) on The Sunday Times Best 100 Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For list 2014. It has also achieved an accredited…

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24 February 2014

20 February 2014

Information about our CEO, Stephen Bell, OBE

Stephen Bell OBE is Group Chief Executive of Changing Lives. A specialist in finance and business, he has wide-ranging experience in both the not-for-profit and private sectors.

Stephen has worked for Changing Lives for more than 15 years in a number of roles, first as Finance Manager, then Operations Manager, and since 2001, as Chief Executive.

Until 2012 Stephen was a trustee of national body, Homeless Link and has also sat on a Government Select Committee investigating…

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