In the run-up to this year’s Trustees’ Week, Edward Timpson, MP for Crewe and Nantwich, is thanking local charity trustees for their dedicated work in running local charities, and highlighting the benefits of becoming a charity trustee.
There are hundreds of charities in South Cheshire, covering a wide range of activities and services, but all depend on the trustees that oversee their work, most of whom are volunteers.
Trustees’ Week raises awareness of the work they do, and also highlights how people can benefit themselves by becoming trustees, through gaining valuable experience and skills.
“We have some fantastic local charities doing really important work and their trustees are integral to this success. I am patron of several, including Leighton Hospital’s One in Eleven Appeal, Supported Community Business, and Home-Start Central Cheshire.
As we approach Trustees’ Week I want to pay tribute to the tireless work they undertake to help others and keep the charity sector in constituency so vibrant and strong.
I would also encourage as many people as possible to consider becoming a trustee. Being a charity trustee is a great way of learning new skills and gaining valuable experience, and could lead to new opportunities and employment. Estimates suggest that almost half of charities have at least one vacancy on their board so there’s an organisation for you, whatever your age or background.”
Trustees’ Week runs from 4-10 November 2013.
To learn more about Trustees’ Week and trusteeship, visit www.trusteesweek.org.uk and follow @trusteesweek on twitter
The website includes case studies, recruitment resources, details of local events being held during Trustees’ Week and links to trustee matching services for those who want to become a trustee.