Meet the Team


With years of experience in youth and community work behind her, Hannah has established the work of LSET in the community and local schools with the support of Christian charity Scripture Union and in partnership with TLG. Hannah lived in Newton Heath for 16 years and has recently moved to a neighbouring area just a mile down the road with her husband and two children.

Hannah Batchelor 
Founder & Coordinator

Previously minister of a local church, Derek and his wife Maureen have lived in Newton Heath for over four decades and have been involved in many community initiatives during that time. They experience first hand the issues faced by residents of an inner city community. Maureen & Derek are involved in establishing and developing the work of LSET.

Derek & Maureen Purnell
Trustees & Associates


Derek Purnell

Maureen Purnell

Mary Butt 

Hannah (in front)

Gordon Flear, Treasurer

Peter Morgan, Chair 

Maureen Curley


We are looking for new trustees

Do you know anyone who is passionate about the vision to support children and their families and see children reach their potential?


Our volunteers come from the local church community and support the work in Early Intervention Coaching and at Homework Club.