Originally from Felin y Wig, Denbighshire, she has considerable experience of working with Christian Aid. Llinos was the administrator in the Bangor office for six years and volunteered for Christian Aid for 15 years previously. During that time, she has travelled to India and Sierra Leone to see for herself the valuable work the charity’s partners do.
‘I feel very excited as I begin my new role,’ said Llinos. ‘This is a challenging time for the movement and for the churches which we depend on. But seeing the way they have responded to the Coronavirus – especially digitally – has filled me with hope. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone once again.’
Llinos brings a wealth of experience with her to the role as the Church Engagement and Fundraising Officer for north Wales. After leaving Ysgol y Berwyn she worked with the Midland Bank, before working as a Humanitarian Officer with the Welsh youth movement Urdd Gobaith Cymru. More recently, she worked as a Community Officer with churches in Trefor, Gwynedd.
‘Seeing the difference both small and large financial donations given by Christian Aid supporters can make is an inspiration to me in my work. The world is fairer and more just because of this support – though there is still plenty more to do. In particular, there is much work to be done with the climate emergency and helping the churches to campaign on such a crucial subject is a vital part of my role,’ says Llinos.
Acting Head of Christian Aid in Wales, Cynan Llwyd, said, ‘Christian Aid has gone through a period of significant change recently. We have closed our offices in Bangor and Carmarthen, but we still have staff on the ground and Llinos will be a valuable member of the team. Her experience and her passion for securing justice for the poor are important strengths and I look forward to see our work develop in the north over the next few years.’
As part of the changes within Christian Aid, the Cardiff office will be the first point of contact for supporters across Wales and all correspondence should be sent there. Contact details are available on the website.