(1955 - )
Alan Goddard is a Welshman recognised in Bristol and the surrounding area for helping vulnerable adults. He is best known in his role as the project manager of the Wild Goose Homeless Drop-in Centre, part of the Crisis Centre Ministries in Easton, where he first worked as a volunteer and then as a staff member from 2007. In this role, he has collaborated with local public services, churches, charities and national rehabilitation centres, and he is greatly respected and admired by those he works with and those he helps.
He has a passion for seeing peoples’ lives change for the better and is energised by working alongside those who need help. Alan has helped and continues to help many people, supporting them in their recovery from addiction. He never gives up on anyone even when they relapse, because, in Alan’s eyes, there is always hope for every individual. He has worked with many people over the years, and many return to the Wild Goose to thank him for how their lives have turned around. Many times one will hear ... “if it wasn’t for Alan, I would not be clean and sober today.”
Alan has great compassion for those coping with addiction and homelessness. His compassion is enhanced by his own earlier suffering with these issues himself. Alan is always keen to share how his Christian faith transformed his life and enabled him to help others in a similar situation.