Mark Edwards spent the majority of his childhood in foster care and then in a children’s home. Following this, he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act and admitted to the local mental institution.
Mark is now a vicar in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and is a volunteer Ambulance First Responder. He is police chaplain to Northumbria Police and has also previously served as a lifeboat crew member. In 2010 he received an MBE for his services to public.
Mark is now happily married with four children and one grandchild.