Age UK Dorchester has a board of trustees to monitor and set the charity's strategic objectives. All of our trustees are volunteers and bring with them invaluable skills and insight which helps to support and direct our work.
John retired from the insurance industry in 1997, moving to Dorchester two year later in 1999.
Just one year later he joined Age UK as treasurer and trustee, later serving as chairman for a number of years.
He has been involved in a range of community work, including a local Food Bank, Friends of the Hospital, Hospital Governor, and Homeless Project
He is married to Val and they have two children and four grandchildren. They still live in Dorchester and attend the local Dorchester Baptist Church, where they are involved in a number of activities.
Ann has been involved with Age UK Dorchester for the last 12 years as a volunteer. She began in Information and Advice and is now a trustee.
Before retiring in 2004 she was a Chartered Librarian, which was a background she found useful in her work as an Information and Advice volunteer.
It was a few years into her volunteering that she was invited to join the trustee board. Since then she has been happily involved, with her experience in Information and Advice providing valuable experience when carrying out her role as a trustee.
Robert, who is a self-employed Probate Consultant, worked for one of the leading High Street Banks in their Trustee Department for over 25 years spending much of his time dealing with probate matters and later becoming the wills advisor for the Bank.
Subsequently he joined Age UK as their Legacy Manager responsible for a team of Legacy Advisers covering England, Scotland and Wales before being made redundant in 2014.
Since 2014 he has been acting as a self-employed Probate Consultant locum working for a number of firms of solicitors. He has worked closely with Age UK Dorchester for many years and is pleased to be able to continue his association through acting as a trustee.
Outside of work Robert’s main areas of interest are the horses he and his wife breed on their small farm in Dorset, and point to point racing where he is the Wessex Public Relations Officer for the area which involves promoting the sport and writing previews and reviews following the meetings.
Nigel was born in Salisbury but has been resident in Dorset since 1990.
He was a Civil Servant with the Valuation Office until he took early retirement in 2011.
It was in October 2011 that he joined Age UK in Dorchester as an Advocacy volunteer and became a Trustee in 2018.
Nigel is currently a West Dorset District Councillor.
Adrian has serviced as a trustee since 2012 and also represents the charity on the board of Age UK Dorset Enterprises Ltd, serving as its chairman from April 2016 to March 2017.
His professional background is in Local Government finance and management, where he worked at councils in Poole and Essex before moving to West Dorset District Council, and Dorchester, in 1993.
Since 2013 he has been the Town Clerk at Dorchester Town council, as well as serving as a trustee in a personal capacity.
He is married with two grown children.
Nick has been a trustee at Age UK Dorchester since 2012.
Nick became involved with Age UK Dorchester several years ago as an IT volunteer. A role he keenly enjoys to date.
Nicks interest in getting involved with Age UK Dorchester was due to wanting to interact with people from the generations before as he had lost both his parents. He knows the rich lives that all have lived and wanted to enhance these lives by assisting people by learning to manage their lives via the opportunities IT gives.
After a few years as an IT volunteer Nick expressed an interest in helping the team that guide the charity and was asked to consider being a trustee. When the opportunity arose he gladly accepted.
Nick has a varied working life from an engineering background, ranging from British Aerospace to a major confectionary manufacturer.