In the run-up to this year’s National Trustees’ Week, Oliver Heald, MP for North East Hertfordshire, is thanking local charity trustees for their dedicated work in running local charities, and highlighting the benefits of becoming a charity trustee.
There are 393 charities in North East Hertfordshire. They cover a wide range of activities and services but all depend on the trustees that oversee their work, most of whom are volunteers. Trustees’ Week also raises awareness of how people can benefit by becoming trustees, through gaining valuable experience and skills.
Commenting, Oliver Heald said, “We have some wonderful local charities in North East Hertfordshire doing very important work, but they wouldn’t be able to function without their trustees. As we approach national Trustees’ Week I want to pay tribute to their tireless work to keep our local community projects going. .
“I would also encourage people to consider becoming a trustee. Being a charity trustee is a great way of learning new skills and gaining valuable experience, which could lead to new opportunities and employment. Lots of charities need trustees who will help them achieve their goals, so it really is a win-win situation.”
Trustees Week runs from 31 October to 6 November 2011. To learn more about Trustees’ Week and trusteeship, visit www.trusteesweek.org.uk. The website includes trustees’ stories, details of local events being held during Trustees’ Week and links to trustee matching services for those who want to become a trustee.
For more information on Trustees’ Week, contact the Charity Commission press office on 020 7674 2366
Notes to Editors
1. Trustees’ Week is from 31 October – 6 November 2011. For more information, visit www.trusteesweek.org.uk.
2. For more information about the organisations behind Trustees’ Week, please visit www.trusteesweek.org.uk or the websites of the organizations themselves:
a. The Charity Commission – www.charitycommission.gov.uk
c. Getting on Board - http://www.gettingonboard.org/
d. ICAEW - www.icaew.com/volunteering
f. Reach Volunteering - http://www.reachskills.org.uk/
g. NUS – www.nus.org.uk
h. WCVA – www.wcva.org.uk
i. Governance magazine – www.governance.co.uk