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Saturday, November 25, 2017


Have you ever thought about becoming a trustee of a charity? Being a trustee is a valuable way to contribute your skills to society and benefit a local charity. Learning about how a charity is run, broadening your interests and developing your skills are just some of the benefits.

At Guild Care, our trustees generally offer their time for four years before coming up for re-election. We have 11 trustees at the current time but find it is always good to keep adding fresh talent to our board as we are such a large charity and need a wide range of experience.

Our trustees volunteer their time to our ambitious and thriving organisation and are committed to transforming and improving the lives of older people, carers, people with learning disabilities and children with disabilities.

Our board’s collective experience is vast, but we would welcome another trustee with financial experience and a trustee with experience in adults and children’s services.

Trustee, Percy Nowell, a volunteer for ten years before becoming a trustee said “as a local charity I could see the amount of good that Guild Care undertakes in the town and one of the best parts of my role is the satisfaction of working alongside a great team. Guild Care is a special charity due to its ability to help so many people locally of all ages.”

Our trustees need to be able to commit to 12 regular board meetings during a year and attend quarterly sub-committee meetings. A minimum of two days per month is required to carry out the role effectively. 

Chairman of the Trustees, Allan Reid said, “When I left work, I was always planning to do some volunteering. I’d just moved to the area and Guild Care was advertising for Trustees so it was an opportunity for me as well as Guild Care. The work that the charity does in terms of dementia, young people and older people just can’t be matched, it’s really worthwhile work. Guild Care has to be commended for everything it does.” 

Trustee, Mark Davis is local to the charity and thought that it would be a perfect match. Mark said, “My main duties as Trustee involve ensuring the charity is focused on delivering its charitable aims. This involves attending meetings where strategic decisions are made, visiting the care homes to see the charity in action and attending a number of fundraising events.”

If you think that you have the skills and experience to help Guild Care perform to its best ability and have the time to give to the charity, perhaps you’re retired or would just like to be involved in the local community, then what could be better than to be a part of a thriving organisation committed to bettering the lives of people in the community.

If you would like an information pack or an informal discussion with Chairman, Allan Reid, please contact Nicola Sampson on 01903 528600 or email nicola.sampson@guildcare.org

Guild Care registered charity number 1044658. A company limited by guarantee registered in England under number 3021390. Registered office: Methold House, North Street, Worthing, BN11 1DU