My name is Doug Hall and I’m one of the trustees at Emmaus Bradford. I also volunteer in the charity shops.

How I joined Emmaus Bradford

I was looking for a charitable project on retirement and a flyer in the Church Times coincided with an email from Bradford Diocese seeking trustees for Emmaus.

After a degree in economics and a masters in business studies, I started working in market research, then I set up a market research company. I remained as MD till retirement. I’d consider my biggest achievement to be running a company on Christian principles.

What is great about being a trustee

I’m very grateful for 51 years of a wonderful marriage. At Emmaus, it’s the relationship with other trustees and volunteers, working together to start a community. Emmaus is one of the best ways to reduce homelessness.

Doug’s Factfile

  • Tell us something interesting about you: I have co-authored several research papers in peer reviewed journals.
  • Favourite food: Christmas pudding.
  • Favourite film: Dr Zhivago.

Emmaus is on the look out for trustees with experience in adult social care managementhomelessness support services, or strategic marketing and fundraising to volunteer to help support our charity to end homelessness in Bradford. To find out more, please visit our trustees role on the volunteers page of our website or contact the chair