13 – 17 November is Trustees’ Week

13 – 17 November is Trustees’ Week

Hello Uttoxeter Gateway Club

Did you know that from 13 – 17 November it is Trustees’ Week?

We all know how important trustees are for the work we do to support people with a learning disability, so why not take this week as an opportunity to recognise them for their hard work and dedication? Looking for a trustee to join you? Use this week to raise awareness of this opportunity!

Did someone say resources?

The Trustees’ Week website has a number of great resources to help with getting involved with this week. It includes details on activities you can do during the week, how to get local media attention and template posters and flyers. All available in English and Welsh!

We have also created some speech bubbles that you can use on social media to share why you love your trustees and why they love being a trustee. Don’t forget to tweet these photos to @Mencap_Charity using the hashtag #TrusteesWeek.

Looking to find your next trustee?

Oxford HR, who provide an exciting offer to the Network already, have created some profile templates to help with finding exactly what you are looking for, whether it be a trusteeTreasurer or Chair!

They have also shared some draft interview questions that can be used for board appointments.

Where have the last nine years gone?

John Phillips has been a trustee at Mencap for nine years. He is also the Director of Isle of Wight Mencap. John has written a blog about his experience of being a trustee. Within it he explains how his work at Isle of Wight Mencap has been vital for supporting with this role.

This year John is stepping down from his role as a trustee. We would like to say a big thank you to him for all his hard work and dedication for the last nine years. His insights have been invaluable.

Have you checked out Your Network Online recently?

Login and take advantage of exclusive offers, free resources and chat with other partners on Your Network. If you do not have a profile set up, please contact the Network Office who will be able to support you.

Continue reading →