Charlotte Allen GMLC Volunteer
Charlotte Allen

Reception volunteer

My background is in architecture and town planning and after I graduated I worked in local government in London and Northwest England. In the early 1980’s I went to Mozambique, one of the world’s least-developed countries, on a two-year contract. I ended up staying for nearly 30 years, working in urban and rural development and…

Tom Goldup
Tom Goldup

Campaign & research volunteer

I grew up and live in Stockport. I have a strong connection to the Greater Manchester area and am keenly aware of the issues affecting our community. I wanted to volunteer for the GMLC because I am passionate about preserving and extending the provision of free face-to-face legal advice. I believe ensuring everyone has the…

Dianne Lai

Campaign & fundraising volunteer

My name is Dianne Lai. I am Lead Volunteer on the GMLC’s Corporate Sponsorship Programme. This programme seeks to provide a framework for law firms and their employees to commit to raising money annually for the GMLC. I suppose, when I think about it, my motivation to volunteer is likely informed by my background and family history.…

Paul Cosier

Reception volunteer

My previous work experience was as a consultant for twelve years with the Department of Energy designing computer systems; I was the owner/manager for ten years of a travel company; I spent two and a half years as a director of a film development company in the Netherlands and was a director for a further…

IMG_5206 Sarah Wait
Sarah Wait

Welfare benefits caseworker volunteer

Living in Oldham and working in Manchester City Centre means I’m really familiar with the Greater Manchester area and the people who live here. I wanted to volunteer at Greater Manchester Law Centre because I’m passionate about social justice, and I felt that I could use my legal skills and knowledge to help give a…

Arwa Graf

Reception volunteer

I am currently a second year law student at Manchester Metropolitan University. I study Law because of my hopes to one day became a lawyer and join in the fight for access to legal advice! I started volunteering at the Law Centre November 2016 (18 years old) and I have been here ever since. I…