Dial Dave Cook
A love of Northumberland has prompted a lifestyle change for an ex charity worker.
For the last ten years Dave Cook has been providing logistics for various charities all over the world; Medecins Sans Frontieres, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Last year he spent three months in South Sudan with NRC, and six months in Jordan with IRC working on their response to the Syrian crisis. In 2010 he was in Iraq for a year with IRC as Deputy Director of Operations.
Last year he rented a house in Alnwick, having never been to Northumberland before and fell in love with the area.
Dave told The Ambler: “I liked Northumberland so much, I wanted to stick around.” Now he has moved to Hadston and lives with his sister Lindsay Cook, so he can be closer to the sea. “I love it here,” he said, “So I wanted to find a way to stay at home instead of spending so much time away.”
As a consequence he has set up a new business. Dave is providing a handyman service, which focuses on fixing locks and building up flat pack furniture. He can also provide a van service doing removals or deliveries.
His sister makes books from recycled paper which will be available from the new ‘Artique’ business.