Emmaus South Wales have recently gained two new trustees who aim to support the charity by using their occupational skills and passion to make a difference. We have a great board of trustees but always welcome individuals with integrity to help with the running of the charity.

Julie Raikes and Paula Tanner recently became trustees after admiring Emmaus South Wales' works to help formerly homeless individuals get their lives back on track.

Meet Julie Raikes 

Image of Julie Raikes Emmaus South Wales trusteeJulie, is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in Business Finance. She has had a successful career working at the highest level as a Finance Director in a number of different sectors and in 2008 set up her own Company, supporting SME Businesses in managing their finance and growth.

 Julie has been a Business in Focus start up adviser, a mentor for Women4Resources and subsequently set up a second business focused on helping people start their own home based, flexible business within the Health & Wellness Industry. Julie is passionate about inspiring and supporting people to become their very best self, believing that everyone has the ability within them to be incredible.

 Julie was "…truly inspired when discovering Emmaus because of their dedication and supportive environment to help people change their lives for good". The Emmaus goals are so aligned with her own, that becoming a trustee in October this year, was something she was excited to undertake. Julie is looking forward to helping Emmaus grow and develop.


Meet Paula Tanner

Image of Paula Tanner Emmaus South Wales trusteePaula Tanner was a practising Family Law Solicitor in Swansea for more than 10 years and now runs her own Divorce & Separation Consultancy covering the South Wales area and beyond.

Paula first became involved with the Emmaus movement when she became an adviser to the People Committee of Emmaus South Wales in late 2013. She was immediately struck by the good work Emmaus did, providing meaningful work to formerly homeless people, helping them get back on their feet and giving them the confidence to achieve their goals.

Paula then moved to Bristol to work for a legal publisher where she continued her involvement with Emmaus, becoming a trustee of Emmaus Bristol in early 2015. When Paula returned to Swansea, she was keen to continue to renew her involvement with Emmaus South Wales, becoming a trustee in October. 

At Emmaus South Wales we are excited to have such experienced and enthusiastic new trustees who add a different area of occupational expertise to the board. If you are interested in becoming a trustee please... click here