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Celebrating Bolton’s charity trustees this Trustees Week

Thu, 04/11/2021

This week, Bolton CVS, along with a vast network of community, voluntary and social enterprise sector organisations across Bolton, are celebrating Trustees Week - a time to showcase the vital work trustees do in volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charities they represent.

Bolton CVS has been sharing videos and resources that celebrate and support trustees, and will be hosting two online events – the return of TGI Live, a forum that supports existing trustees and creates a space for them to share learning and experience, and The Essential Trustee, a handy seminar for new and potential trustees to find out more about the role and what it can offer them.

Bolton CVS CEO, Dawn Yates-Obé, comments:
“Trustees play an integral role in the functioning of a charity. They work to ensure a charity is operating at the highest possible capacity to help the people it supports and provide their advice, time, and skills to the Chief Executive, and wider team, to aid in the smooth running of the charity. Their roles can range from strategic advice across the scope of the entire charity to the nitty-gritty of hands-on help with day-to-day operations.”
“This will be the final Trustees Week we are celebrating with our current Chair, Ibrahim Ismail, who is stepping down from his position later this year after 10 years of incredible dedication and service to Bolton CVS. His insight and perspective has been an incredible asset to Bolton CVS and we can’t thank him enough for the dedication and value he’s brought to our organisation.”
According to national figures, over half of charities in the UK are actively looking for new trustees at any given time, and by shining a light on the impressive work trustees do, Bolton CVS, and the trustees they support, hope to encourage more people to take the leap and become more involved in their community.

Chloe Bennet, Trustee at Youth Leads UK and Bolton Together, shares her insight and benefits of being a trustee as a young person:
“Having spent several years volunteering as a young person, when the opportunity to become a Trustee within the organisation came up it felt like the perfect next step! Now a Trustee of two fantastic organisations; Youth Leads UK and Bolton Together, I value the privileged position I have in supporting services for young people, children and their families. It’s my way of giving back to a community that shaped my youth and the person I am today.”

If you would like to find out more about becoming a trustee, you can visit the Becoming a trustee webpage for more information.