Our Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors

Here at NewChapter1, We have a selection of ambassadors who have become a beacon in the mental health support for men and women and violence against women fields. We work in memory of our ambassadors who have greatly inspired us to do what we do through their dedication and commitment to supporting others. Our biggest goal is to keep their legacy alive within the NewChapter1 community.

Leon Robinson – Milton Keynes

Leon Robinson was a kind and gentle soul, who would lend an ear to anyone that needed a chat and would offer support and advice where he could.

From time-to-time Leon would suffer, himself from mental health issues and alcohol addiction to the point it became an everyday occurrence in more recent times. As some of you will know Leon tried to keep himself fit and active in the sense of working out and taking his beloved dogs on long walks to help clear his mind. Unfortunately, as some of you may know alcohol got the better of Leon and he recently passed away due to heart failure. I think you will agree the passing of Leon has left a huge hole in many of our lives.

Leon has been made an ambassador of the “New Chapter 1 CIC”, where we aim to help like-minded people who struggle with addiction, and mental health as well as those who need a safe haven and support where possible.

New Chapter 1 is a new support group which is due to launch in 2023 and therefore we are looking for donations in memory of Leon. We strongly believe that nobody should have to fight alone and with your help, we can be there for everyone who needs us just like Leon was for those that needed him.

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Amanda Carter Philpott – Bletchley, MK

It is with huge sadness that we share the news that one of our community, Amanda Carter-Philpott, passed away on April 17th.

Amanda was a passionate disability and diversity activist and campaigner who demonstrated an unwavering commitment to inclusion. She consistently advocated for social justice and consciously became a voice for the voiceless.

Amanda was one of the leading advocates and supporters of ending men’s violence against women. She was championed and one of the key members of the White Ribbon who highlighted and brought forward the current situation by engaging men and boys to end violence against girls and women.

As a disabled professional, she spent over 30 years in the social welfare/criminal justice field both as a social worker and as a senior probation officer in Milton Keynes and the surrounding counties.

As a trainer, educator, public speaker and activist in the disability community, she engaged with many diverse audiences sharing her dynamic approach to life with optimism and a dry sense of humour.

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Jay Fathers

It is with great sadness that Jay Fathers was found with serious stab wounds and was treated by paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service and his friends.

Sadly, he died later that evening at Milton Keynes University Hospital due to his injuries.

Jay was a cheeky, happy, loyal and very funny young man, He had the kindest of hearts and always thought of others before himself.

Jay loved his football, going to festivals, travelling, and most importantly, he loved spending time with his family. Jay was also the most caring and loving son, brother and uncle that anyone could ever wish for.

Jay’s friends said, “Jay showed us that night how brave and loyal he truly was by standing up to a coward who was bullying, intimidating and humiliating Jay and his friends.”

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George Williams

George Williams ( Suicide )

Born: 18-3-1966 – 20-7-2003

Lived in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England.

George was a family man, and would do anything for anyone with his cheeky smile he would light up any room.

He was a very good friend to me and work colleague. we have many adventures together growing up in a rapidly changing world.

To my friend George, I will never forget you.

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