Great Yarmouth charity vows to continue its good work after chief executive’s departure

Ben Stone, who has stepped down from his role with the Anchorage Trust. Picture: Archant

Ben Stone, who has stepped down from his role with the Anchorage Trust. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

A Great Yarmouth charity has vowed to continue its work in the community, following the departure of its chief executive.

Ben Stone, CEO of the Anchorage Trust stepped down from his post this week, after co-founding the charity in March, 2015.

Since its formation, the charity has helped a number of people across the Great Yarmouth borough, creating opportunities for young people to improve their lives and develop.

In recent months the charity has also organised several events and fundraisers across the area, including reviving the town's Battle of the Bands, and arranging for the UK Foo Fighters to perform in September.

The Trust has also gained award recognition in its first two years, picking up the community contribution prize at the Spirit of Enterprise Awards in 2016.

However, the departure of Mr Stone, 36, is not set to spell the end for the Trust, which has vowed to carry on his work.

A statement on its Facebook page said: 'The Anchorage Trust is still very much in business. All the staff at the Anchorage Trust will continue to work hard for our young people to secure their brighter futures. We look forward to working with our existing supporters, as well as new friends in the future.'

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Mr Stone has said he will release a full statement on his decision early next week, but it was 'time for a new challenge'.

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