With 3 young children and a wife already involved with Hope at various midweek events, Kevin was amazed at the size and success of the Hope community even when partnering with local business. ``I'd been surrounded! and seeing such a wide following of non-church folk crowding routine events, made me curious of the people behind Hope, who had built the biggest community interaction, I’d seen anywhere”.
“Well I’m ‘on-board’ now as a volunteer, enjoying the energy of these talented youth workers and teachers who seem to spread out into the whole South Western community, to the sheer delight of kids and maybe ‘relief’ of us parents”!
Victor Tan is a semi-retired businessman married to Flo who is a Senior Midwife at the Christchurch Women’s Hospital. Victor and Flo have 3 children and 2 grandsons. They migrated to New Zealand from Singapore in 1988. Victor has been one of the Founding Trustees of Pathway Charitable Group since it began in 1996. He is passionate about giving those who are in need a helping hand to rebuild their lives.
Prior to becoming a Trustee of Hope Youth, Victor was reading an article in the Christchurch Press regarding youth suicide. On reading this Victor wished in his heart to be able to do something to help. Several days later he was asked by Murray Talbot if he would like to take on the role of Trustee for Hope Youth. Victor knew that this was the opportunity he wanted to take up.