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The Venture has been a registered charity (No. 1153454) since its formation in 1978 and in January 2012 Trustees voted to also register as a charitable company limited by guarantee (No. 8011966).

The Venture is managed by a board of Trustees who monitor our performance and make decisions on the future of the children's centre at quarterly meetings. We're also lucky to have a number of high profile patrons who advocate the great work we do.

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Lesley Griffiths MS

  • Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd

  • Member of the Senedd for Wrexham

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Keith Towler

  • Chair of Interim Youth Work Board Wales

  • Youth Justice Board member for Wales

  • Vice Chair National Independent Safeguarding Board for Wales

  • Former Children's Commissioner for Wales


Janet Growcott



  • Former Head of Wrexham's multi-agency Community Safety Team

  • Former Community Social Work Manager 

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Maarten Kuiper

  • First employee of The Venture

  • Former Playground Manager

  • Care Worker

  • Landscape Gardener


Evrah Rose

  • Former playground attendee

  • Renowned poet

  • Contributing artist for BBC Sesh and Big Ideas Wales

  • Author

  • Activist


Jayne Alton

  • Former Head of Wrexham Education Department's Dyslexia Unit

  • Former President of the Wales branch of the NASUWT


Suzanne Nantcurvis


Sheila Groom

For more information, you can visit The Venture's page on:

The Charity Commission for England and Wales website

Companies House website

Llywodraethu | Governance

Amdanom ni | About us

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