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Child Action North West chief John retires
THE chief executive of Wilpshire-based charity Child Action North West has retired.
John Tempest has has been involved in leading the charity, which has its headquarters in Whalley Road, from the last days of residential care and the links with Blackburn Orphanage, to an organisation with regional status helping 6,000 children across the North West every year.
Chairman Trevor Marklew said: “Under John’s leadership the charity has been pioneering some brilliant work to support children and young people in all sorts of community based settings, including the project to support young carers, a therapeutic counselling service and a school-based project to support children at home in order that they can achieve better in the classroom.”
Trustees, staff, volunteers and families were invited to a traditional afternoon tea party to mark the occasion.
John is succeeded by Sue Cotton who joins the charity from a national role as head of children’s programmes with Action for Children.
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