Become a Hospice Hope Trustee

 

 

 

Monday 13th November marks the start of national Trustees’ week, an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.  Essentially Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world. Trustees play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. 

At Hospice Hope we have 9 Trustees, who ensure the charity remains financially secure, well managed and continues to provide much-needed to support people with life limiting illnesses in North West Leicestershire and their carers. 

With the expansion of the charity’s services in April to include Hope House, and to continue with the success of our long-standing weekly Support Cafés, we are looking to increase our Trustee skills base and are therefore looking to recruit new Trustees with specific skills and experience, particularly in HR, marketing, healthcare and the law. Above all we are seeking commitment, enthusiasm and a desire to be involved.  The Trustees meet once a month in Griffydam and there is the opportunity to become further involved with the operational side of the charity plus supporting our fundraising and awareness events that take place throughout the year.

Did you know……

  • There are approximately 194,000 charities in the UK (165,000 charities in England and Wales, 24,000 in Scotland, 5,000 registered in Northern Ireland).

  • And just over 1 million trustees (of which some 850,000 are in England and Wales, 180,000 in Scotland and 30,000 in Northern Ireland)

  • From NCVO and CCNI research, we know just under half the UK’s trustees are women

  • The average trustee in England and Wales is 59 years old, and 55 in Northern Ireland.

  • There are many young trustees too with some 86,000 trustee positions held by 16-34 year olds (of which 2,611 in Northern Ireland).

If you would like to find out any further information about becoming a Trustee at Hospice Hope, please email Stewart@hospicehope.org.uk or call 07935 800658.

Trustees Week 2018