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Community Trust announce the appointment of Cllr Helen Godwin onto the Board of Trustees

Bristol Rovers Community Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of Cllr Helen Godwin, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, as member of the Board of Trustees. As the official award-winning charity of Bristol Rovers FC, the Community Trust is thrilled to be welcoming a person of Helen’s experience and passion to benefit those within our community.

Helen was elected ward councillor for Southmead in May 2016 and was appointed by Mayor Marvin Rees to the Cabinet in March 2017 to lead on Children and Young People services for the city. In September 2020 her brief was expanded to include responsibility for Homes which includes landlord services and social housing.

Prior to being elected, Helen had twenty years’ experience working in recruitment, working with professionals across the legal, finance and professional services industries both in London and Bristol.

She set up a nationwide networking group for professional women worked with organisations promoting STEM subjects for girls.

Helen is also active in the voluntary sector as trustee of Southmead Development Trust and We The Curious. She also co-founded the charity Period Friendly Places in 2020.

Helen is passionate about allowing young people to develop and thrive and giving children a voice in Bristol. She is a campaigner for children’s mental health and believes strongly in the link between physical activity and wellbeing.

Helen founded a women’s football team in 2019 and is a keen Bristol Rovers supporter. She is often at the Mem with three generations of her family and Goodnight Irene always makes her cry. She grew up in Begbrook, and lives in Westbury Park.

Bristol Rovers Community Trust, CEO Adam Tutton said, “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Helen onto our Board of Trustees. We have previously worked with Helen on many successful projects and her passion to deliver more opportunities for children and young people throughout Bristol is incredibly infectious. With Helen’s skills and experience, I’m very excited to see how we can further enhance and improve the lives of those within our community, now that we have Helen as a part of our team.”


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