New patron for TK!
Talitha Koum are delighted to announce the appointment of Bishop Mike Harrison, Bishop of Dunwich, to the role of patron for TK.
TK’s work has increased dramatically over the past two years. Almost 50 women are now on their books attending Women Together support groups in Ipswich. Additionally their Rehabilitation Centre for women, being built to the north of Ipswich, is nearing an opening. As patron, Bishop Mike will offer a fresh insight into TK’s work with a desire to contribute both from his professional role as Bishop but also with a background and interest in therapeutic interventions.
Bishop Mike says, “Talitha Koum is a great example of vital service offered professionally and fruitfully to those in particularly vulnerable and precarious circumstances - God is clearly active in and through this organisation and I look forward to joining Ken and colleagues in supporting and promoting TK's work"
Ken Donaldson, Project Director, comments, “I am delighted to have Bishop Mike on board at such a pivotal time and am looking forward to working with him. His interest in TK and desire to contribute to a project which is impacting so directly into the lives of women affected by addictions is very encouraging. As we approach an opening to the Centre, Mike’s local involvement, networking and connections as well as his spiritual oversight are greatly welcomed".
For the past five years, the Right Reverend Nigel Stock, Bishop of Lambeth and formerly Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, has been patron for Talitha Koum. We are very grateful to Bishop Nigel for his patronage over the years and understand his need to step down now that his work is primarily based in Lambeth and has a more global remit. We are equally delighted that Bishop Nigel wishes to retain an informal interest in TK’s progress and are very grateful to him for his contributions towards TK’s growth.