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Blythswood Care Appoints New Chief Executive

Wednesday July 5 2023

Jeremy Ross


A Free Church minister has been named the new Chief Executive of Scottish charity Blythswood Care.

The Rev Jeremy Ross, currently minister of New City Church in Dunfermline, will take up the post in October. Current chief executive James Campbell retires in early 2024 after 25 years.

Son of the late Rev Jackie Ross, Blythswood founder and president, Jeremy worked for the organisation from 1998 to 2007 and has served as a trustee since 2021.

He said: “Since joining the board I’ve become more passionate about continuing the impact for good Blythswood has had on millions of people, both by sharing Good News and by helping with other aspects of life.”

David Laing, chairman of Blythswood’s trustees, said:  “We were searching for a successor who shares our core conviction that everyone needs salvation through Jesus; someone who loves working with people – colleagues, volunteers, project partners and those who support Blythswood prayerfully and financially; and someone who will build on our history and James’ unique legacy to take the organisation forward into the next phase of its ministry – recognising that it is God who directs and resources what we do."

Blythswood Care, founded in 1966, is a Scottish-based charity that runs education and community projects and supports Christian ministry in some of the poorest parts of the world, as well as running foodbanks in Scotland. It is perhaps best known for the annual Christmas shoebox appeal, which collected nearly 89,000 boxes last year..


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