Elizabeth is involved in supporting a number of charities and voluntary bodies.
More Than Gold
Elizabeth is a trustee of this charity which aims to help the church in the UK seize this once in a lifetime opportunity, when the 2012 Olympic Games are held in London. Elizabeth is specifically involved in the “Athletes’ Family Homestay Programme”, which will link families who need accommodation with Londoners who are prepared to offer hospitality.
Elizabeth is a trustee of this unique Christian prison charity that runs rehabilitative communities in 3 prisons in England. Kainos has a great record in reducing re-offending though its course “Challenge to Change”, where classroom learning is lived out in community life on the Wing. Elizabeth regularly visits the Kainos Community in HMP Stocken, Rutland.
Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East
Elizabeth is on the advisory council of this charity which supports the work of Canon Andrew White, the vicar of Baghdad. Andrew leads a church of 550 families which also serves as a much needed medical centre during the week. Andrew is deeply involved in reconciliation work in this divided country.
Conservative Christian Fellowship
Elizabeth is a Patron of the CCF and this is her third role in the organisation, having been a trustee, as well as Executive Director until January 2011. Elizabeth spoke at the alumni event for the CCF Under 35s Development Course, and is honoured to be the guest speaker at the graduation dinner for the 2011 course.
Joint Committee on Human Rights
In October 2011, Elizabeth was appointed to this committee of MPs and peers which reviews all legislation to assess any implications for human rights, and to raise any human rights matters with the government. The committee begins a series of evidence hearings in the New Year on the “Justice and Security Green Paper.”
In January 2012, Elizabeth became a trustee for British Future, a new independent, non-partisan thinktank seeking to involve people in an open conversation, addressing people’s hopes and fears about identity and integration, migration and opportunity.
Click here to view the British Future launch video.