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Two Trustees join Charity

Published on 28 July 2022 10:54 AM

Age UK Plymouth is delighted to announce the appointment of two trustees – Nicky Watt and Freyja Thomson. The charity makes the announcement at a significant time as Age UK Plymouth celebrates 80 years of serving the community.

Nicky Watt has worked in Human Resources and Business Operations for over thirty years with a career spanning Private, Public and 3rd Sector Organisations. Having relocated from Scotland to Plymouth in 2015 Nicky currently works with Babcock as a Senior HR Business Partner supporting International Growth.

Nicky says, “I was Head of People for Age UK in Plymouth a few years ago and I am delighted to join the Board of Trustees and combine my HR expertise with my knowledge of the charity to support the Board, CEO and team in continuing to grow and develop their services and make Age UK Plymouth the charity of choice in the city. It is fantastic to see how Age UK Plymouth has changed and developed over the past few years. The charity has an incredible team of employees and volunteers who strive every day to make a difference to over 50s in Plymouth.”

Age UK Plymouth has recently opened the Short Term Care Centre with Plymouth City Council and LiveWell South West, providing 24 en suite rooms for guests able to be discharged from hospital before returning to an independent life at home.

Freyja Thomson has worked in Public and Community Engagement for the past four years with Ocean Conservation Trust, the charity that runs and operates the National Marine Aquarium. After living in Plymouth as a child Freyja returned to the city to attend university in 2014 and has loved living in Britain’s Ocean City ever since.

Freyja says, “After having lived the experience of the difficulties that later life can present through my family, I wanted to use my skills to help make a positive difference to over 50s in Plymouth. Age UK Plymouth is a fantastic charity and it is an honour to see it grow and develop into a future that supports the city in being a fun and accessible place to those over 50.”

David Wood, Age UK Plymouth CEO says, “It is always a joy to welcome new trustees to the charity but particularly so in this case. Not only do Nicky and Freyja have so much relevant experience and great skill sets, they also have an abundance of passion for improving the lives of older people in our community. Their involvement will strengthen the charity and I am looking forward to working with them both in the years ahead.”

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