A CHESTER firm hosted an event in recognition of the good work of local charitable trustees.
Cullimore Dutton Solicitors took the lead and hosted an informal lunch party during National Trustees’ Week last month.
Lesley Stuart, partner, said that it is the trustees of charities that are responsible for decision making and ensuring charities are run efficiently and successfully. She pointed out that being a trustee is not a light responsibility but she believes there is a two-way benefit: charities benefit from the skills of trustees and trustees can learn and develop new roles and meet like-minded people who share their passion.
She added: “People of all ages and from all walks of life have different qualities they can offer to help make charities really work. Those who are willing to dedicate time, ideas, energy or expertise deserve to be celebrated and thanked for their valuable contribution.”
While there are around 800,000 trustees in England Wales, estimates suggest that almost half of charities have a vacancy on their trustee board. A number of the organisations behind Trustees' Week provide trustees matching services, details of these can be found at www.trusteesweek.org.uk.