Helen’s Story

50-year-old Helen has been supported by City Hearts since 2015, when she was rescued from modern slavery and referred into a City Hearts safe house through The Salvation Army.  “I was a victim of modern slavery and domestic servitude in London for more than six years. A family asked me to work as a nanny, promising me to help me …

Volunteer Week: Alison Winter

Last week was Volunteer Week 2021 (1 June – 7 June) and we’re so proud and thankful to anyone who has volunteered over the years here at City Hearts. We are also so proud of the various members of the team who volunteer in their own time to numerous other causes as wide and varied as event staff, being part …

CEO SPOTLIGHT: ED NEWTON

Hi I’m Ed Newton and I’m the proud CEO here at City Hearts, a role I’ve been in since 2017, having started my City Hearts journey back in 2012 as a safe house manager. A lot has changed over my time here at City Hearts and we as an organisation are growing and developing every day. There are so many …

Skiing for Sofa to Summit

Our Integration Support Programme co-ordinator Mischa ran 5K around Liverpool’s Sefton Park in a full ski suit to raise money for our Sofa to Summit challenge! The Sofa to Summit challenge involved climbing the equivalent of the 103,488 steps to the summit of Kilimanjaro to raise funds for a new Restoration Hub, which will provide essential items to those arriving …

Trustee Spotlight: Geoff Cheshire

Geoff recently joined the City Hearts board of trustees, bringing with him a wealth of experience, including a 32 year career with Merseyside Police. Tell us a bit about yourself.. After two years as chief officer of the volunteer Special Constabulary, I finally retired from the force to concentrate on managing and leading the emergency response and medical services of …

Staff Spotlight: Grishma Bijukumar

“Hi everyone, I’m Grishma and I’m based in the North West Branch of City Hearts. I love meeting new people and getting involved in loads of activities; horoscopes, anything to do with food and tiktok. My superpower is that I have a shockingly powerful, yet very niche, memory- I am a great person to have on a pub quiz team! …