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.
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 Dorchester as an Advocacy volunteer which he continues to do to this day.
He became a Trustee in 2018 and was elected Chairman of the Trustees in September 2018.
Nigel was a West Dorset District Councillor from 2015 to 2019 but decided not to stand for election to the new Dorset Council. He now devotes his time to Age UK Dorchester and to other charities that he has been made a Trustee of.
Nick has been a trustee at Age UK Dorchester since 2012. He was a solicitor in Dorchester for a number of years before moving into the family funeral business in 2017. During his time as a solicitor he gave guidance on wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney through Age UK surgeries.
Nick is a keen follower of sport and has supported Dorchester Town FC from a young age. He is involved with other local associations including the Hardyeans Society and Dorchester Round Table.
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.
Caroline is a Superintendent with Dorset Police and is responsible for Neighbourhood Policing and Partnership working in the County. Caroline grew up in Dorset and started her policing in career in London serving for 11 years in the City before returning to Dorset as a Sergeant in 2004. Caroline lives in Weymouth, is married and has two children.
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.
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.
Jane retired from work as a Community Mental Health Nurse for older people in 2009.
Jane has been involved with Age UK Dorchester for a number of years working as a benefits department volunteer helping people complete benefit forms, and in 2019 became a trustee.