In the run-up to this year’s national Trustees’ Week, Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson is thanking local charity trustees for their dedication.
There are 161 charities in Sefton Central that cover a wide range of activities and services but all depend on the hardworking trustees that oversee their work, most of whom are volunteers. Trustees Week also raises awareness of how people can benefit themselves by becoming trustees, through gaining valuable experience and skills.
Bill said: “We have some fantastic local charities in Sefton Central doing really important work, but they wouldn’t be able to function without their trustees. As we approach national Trustees’ Week I want to pay tribute to their tireless work to keep our local community projects going. .
“I would also really encourage people to consider becoming a trustee. Being a charity trustee is a great way of learning new skills and getting valuable experience, and could lead to new opportunities and employment. Lots of charities need trustees who will help them achieve their goals, so it really is a win-win situation.”
Trustees Week runs from October 31 to November 6. To learn more about Trustees’ Week and trusteeship, visit www.trusteesweek.org.uk. The website includes trustees’ stories, details of local events being held during Trustees’ Week and links to trustee matching services for those who want to become a trustee.