Meet the Team
at the Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme
SERVING THE COMMUNITY OF BRIDGEND SINCE 2002
Angela started The Bridge in 2002 after volunteering for many years in Parc Prison Her vision was to support the vulnerable people in the community. Angela started The Bridge with a few volunteers and over the years the organisation has grown into where we are today
Nicola recently started as our new Engagement Officer. Nicola comes to us with a wealth of experience working with the YMCA and Cylch Meithrin in Porthcawl. Nicola is a qualified playworker and is currently studying for a Level 5 Playwork qualification.
Laura started as a volunteer about 8 years ago and became a member of staff about 5 years ago. Laura runs various projects out of theZone.
Phil came to us on placement via Shaw Trust about 4 years and is now a permanent member of staff. Phil manages everything to do with finance for the organisation.
Manuela is one of our trustees She became a trustee after retiring from the NHS where she had worked for over 40 years. Manuela has brought a wealth of experience to the organisation.
Kayleigh came to us via Bridgend College where she is doing a volunteering and employment skills course. She is always very keen to help and learn new skills.
Helen is one of our support workers in TheZone and is responsible for our fantastic Window displays.
Daniel was previously mentored by us and enjoyed the experience so much he wanted to give back and now volunteers for us in theZone
Helen helps us with our website and social media. Helen works for The Welsh Blood Service and volunteers with us in her spare time.
This is Kristian - he volunteers with us on Tuesdays and brings much fun and laughter into everyone's day.
Joel came to us over 2 years ago as a volunteer and enjoys the cookery classes, serving customers and socialising. His confidence has grown greatly since he jointed the organisation.
Here are our trustees - from left to right Julie Morris, Phil Clarke, Manuela Hiett, Jonathon Carlyon and Carys Grinnell