Triple C (Liverpool) began life as the Three Churches Community Project, with a vision to develop social action and community engagement, led by the three Anglican churches in Liverpool 11.
Since then, we’ve developed into well established charity, with a small team of part time staff who support many volunteers across our project areas. Nearly 20 years on, we’re living out the vision of our founders and make a difference, especially in Croxteth and Norris Green.
Trustees are appointed by invitation and a key criteria for their recruitment is an interest in, and knowledge of, the communities of Norris Green and Croxteth. Many of our trustees live here in Liverpool 11, with others coming in from further afield, offering their skills and experience to boost our charity’s capacity.
Together, we’re deeply committed to our charitable aims and values.
Helen has lived in Norris Green since 2005 and has been part of its story of growth since it first began. She’s vicar at Christ Church, was formerly a teacher and is committed to the charity and community.
John McCormack is vice-chair and our lead volunteer at Debt Advice. He’s a member of St Teresa’s Church and joined Triple C Trustees as a community representative on leaving a career in the fire service. He’s lives in Norris Green and has extensive experience in school governance.
Steve Judge has significant experience working in an actuarial environment, loves spreadsheets, working with numbers and has keen eye for detail. He not only volunteers as treasurer, but is in our policy review group and supervision teams.
Sue Chambers is born and bred in Norris Green and is our lead in the important area of Safeguarding. She represents Christ Church, leads the Food Pantry and is a very active and committed volunteer across our projects.
Jenny Smith is lead volunteer at St Christopher’s Foodbank as well as using her time and talents across other Triple C projects. She represents St Christopher’s on the board of Trustees.
Denise Turner was once employed by Triple C as they supported Norris Green Community Alliance in its earliest days. Denise has extensive experience as community development worker and brings great knowledge and skill to our Trustee board as a community representative.
Edna Whiteside has lived in Norris Green since the earliest days of the estate and as a long established resident she brings insight and local knowledge to the Trustees in her role representing St Christopher’s.
Peter McDonnell served for many years running the local pharmacy in Broadway and serving there as the pharamicist. He knows lots of people and brings business experience to the board. He too has a long association with St Teresa’s Church and serves a community representative on the Trustee board.
Poppy Thorpe is vicar at The Good Shepherd in Croxteth since May 2020. She usually leads Good Shepherd Foodbank, but is currently on maternity leave.
Cherith Withington is based with the Church Army at St Christopher’s Church where she’s involved in the Foodbank, local schools and running an outdoor parent and toddler group. She represents St Christopher’s on the Board of Trustees.
Joan Ellis joined the board in 2021 to represent Christ Church. She’s been actively involved in our Older Persons Community Project and prior to shielding in lockdown, she was a volunteer with the Foodbank.
Steve King also joined the board to represent The Good Shepherd in 2021. He lives in Croxteth and is a long serving volunteer at the Foodbank at The Good Shepherd.