MP Sir Jim Paice leads call for more trustees to drive Cambridgeshire's charities
PUBLISHED: 12:22 13 November 2014 | UPDATED: 12:22 13 November 2014
Sir Jim Paice MP has called for more people to become charity trustees.
South East Cambridgeshire has 413 charitable organisations are dependent on the dedication, energy and commitment of about 2,400 trustees, whose efforts are being recognised as part of National Trustees’ Week.
Trustees make the decisions that help charities achieve their aims and change their beneficiaries’ lives.
Sir Jim said: “The work of trustees is incredibly important. Trustees give up their time for the benefit of communities across South East Cambridgeshire and carry a great deal of responsibility for the financial wellbeing of charities.
“I would encourage anyone who is thinking about volunteering in their local area to consider becoming a charity trustee.”
Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said: “Trustees’ Week is a great opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate trustees and the valuable contribution they make to our society. “They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. Good governance is at the very heart of an effective charity.”
More information about trustee vacancies is available through NCVO’s Trustee Bank, Charity Job and Do It.