Alan is a retired Local Government Officer having worked for Manchester City Council for 41 years. On retirement he attended an intensive course and is now qualified to teach English to adults (Cambridge English Language Teaching of Adults).
He and his wife, Jenny, are members of Mottram Evangelical Church, the sending church for Philip and Ruth and their family to Tanzania with Mission Aviation Fellowship. In church Alan is the Mission Support Team Leader.
Following a pastoral visit to the Chorley family in 1992 he was so inspired by the work of MAF that he became an Area Representative for MAF for 5 years telling churches in the North West of England about their work. He is now a church representative. Since that first visit to Dodoma in 1992 Alan and Jenny have first hand experience of Uganda in 1995 and further visits to Tanzania in 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2018. The Tanzania (UK) Trust is an ambitious and exciting project and we covet the prayers and support of those who catch the vision, God is at work. Alan enjoys his family, his wife Jenny and son, Andrew and daughter-in-law Rachel, with grandchildren, Theo and Phebe. He also enjoys travel, reading, gardening, playing guitar, running and table tennis.