National Trustees Week 2013

6th November 2013

We’re celebrating the importance of our Trustees during National Trustees Week. The week runs from Monday 4th until Sunday 10th November and highlights the vital work that Trustees do.

Trustees play an important part in charities, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work.  Our valued Trustees have a significant role in the success of the organisation. Without the support of our Trustees, we would be unable to help the many deserving causes across the county.

Our Trustees come from all different backgrounds and are dedicated to supporting the local community.  Some explain why they give up their time to help the cause:

Willie Slavin, Chair of the West Cumbria Grants Panel said: “The work of CCF has an impact on every community in Cumbria in one way or another. Engaging in the work of CCF is a uniquely rewarding and satisfying way of ensuring that the invaluable work of so many voluntary organisations is sustained.”


John Whittle said: “Being a Trustee of Cumbria Community Foundation brings rich rewards in volunteering my skills and knowledge to support the needs of my home county. It also allows me to meet and share that process with many great Cumbrians.”

Rob Cairns, Chair of Barrow Community Trust said: “I am proud to be a Trustee of Cumbria Community Foundation as the organisation seeks to help all worthwhile causes in Cumbria by raising money from local businesses and individuals who truly care about their local communities.  We have a superb tem of staff who ensure that any money donated is used in the best way possible.”

To find out more about becoming a Trustee or to check for vacancies, visit the Cumbria CVS website.