First Meeting Of Our Plymouth Ambassadors Group


24th September 2013

New Plymouth Ambassadors group enjoys successful first meeting

Alabaré’s newly formed Plymouth Ambassadors’ group enjoyed a successful first meeting on the 5th September. The group is being chaired by Charles Crichton, who previously served in the Royal Navy, and more recently project managed the National Armed Forces day in Plymouth. Since retiring Commander Crichton has gone on to make a name for himself as a naval historian. Joining him within the group of five are;

Brigadier Christopher Lunn: The Devon County Chairman of The Soldiers’ Charity - ABF, vice-chairman of the Yealm Branch of the Royal British Legion and a non-executive director of a Plymouth-based housing association.

Brigadier Simon Young: the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, who has been awarded the MBE, OBE and CBE for his services to our country.

Julian Ludlow: Following his service in the Royal Navy, as an Engineer officer in the Submarine Service, Julian joined industry as a project manager, and now works for Babcock Marine.

Jacqui Gilbert: brings her strong organisational skills to the group, along with her experience of managing large housing projects.

Alabaré are incredibly excited to have the new ambassadors group in place. The group will help to develop and promote Alabaré’s work in the city, focussing on supporting vulnerable adults, young people and Armed Forces Veterans.


Alabaré CEO, Andrew Lord; “It’s wonderful that Commander Charles Crichton has agreed to become chairman of our new Alabaré Ambassador group in Plymouth. Charles, and all of our new Ambassadors, will have a key role in promoting Alabaré’s work with vulnerable people in and around Plymouth. We welcome them on board, and appreciate their much needed support.”