Who we are
The Wheel Trust has been working in schools and churches in the West End of Glasgow since 2006. We aim to encourage young people to consider big issues and the relevance of the Christian faith, and to support their mental, social, physical, spiritual and intellectual development.
The Trust is run by Trustees and a Management committee. These people come from West End churches, some of which also support our work financially alongside individual donors and charitable trusts.
We employ two part-time, highly qualified and motivated Youth Team Co-ordinators, who get alongside our volunteers to run events and support existing projects.
The Wheel Trust is a member of SU Scotland's Associate Worker Scheme
focused on Hyndland Learing Community
focused on Hillhead Learning Community
Gillian Burns started with the Wheel Trust in 2023 and her work is focussed around the Hyndland Secondary learning community. Before joining the Wheel Trust Gillian was a youth and schools worker in the Church of Scotland as well as working as a piano teacher and counsellor.
Gillian enjoys building relationships with young people, primarily through the medium of games and food, and sees it as a privilege to be part of their journey through life.
Karen Campbell has been with the Wheel Trust since 2013 and her work is focussed around the Hillhead High School learning community.
Prior to coming to the Wheel Trust Karen worked for a youth project in East Kilbride for a number of years. Before this she lived in London, where she worked in the fashion industry.
When not honing her Uno playing skills at a lunchtime club, Karen enjoys watching films, drinking coffee with friends or hill walking.