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Age UK B&NES needs new trustees

Are you interested older people and the issues they face? If so Age UK Bath & North East Somerset would like to hear from you.

The local independent charity, which works with and for older people across Bath and North East Somerset, needs new trustees to join its board.

The charity supports around 12,000 older people, their families and carers every year, with essential services to promote a healthy, happy and satisfying later life, and needs new trustees to help guide its direction. The charity is particularly keen to hear from people with experience of fundraising / income generation.

Chair of the Trustees Board, Nicola Gregson, said: “We’re looking for new people with drive and ambition to help us respond to the increasing demands of providing services to older people. We need trustees who can think creatively and help us develop new ways of raising essential funds. Someone who could lead on organising an annual fundraising and profile-building event would be a great addition to the board.

“An interest in helping older people and experience of fundraising, events or running a business would be fantastic but what’s most important is passion, ideas, good connections within your local community and experience of working in or with a charity.”

Trustees need to be available for at least four meetings a year and one or two workshops, as well as for occasional informal meetings.

“We are very flexible and try to hold our meetings at times that suit the whole board – at the moment they are held at 5pm in Bath, but we are happy to look at different timings and locations, having some spare time during the day would be helpful” says Nicola Gregson. “You may be employed, part-time employed or retired – whatever stage in life you are at we would like to hear from you. Just contact me or our chief executive Janet for an informal chat,”

To find out more or for an informal chat please contact Janet Dabbs or Nicola Gregson – email  nicolagregson54@gmail.com or janet.dabbs@ageukbanes.co.uk / 01225 466135

You can also find out more on the website www.ageukbanes.co.uk, and follow Age UK B&NES on Facebook and Twitter:

www.facebook.com/AgeUkBathAndNorthEastSomerset or @AgeUKBathNES