Scroll through to find out more about some of North Tyneside’s amazing trustees!
Michael Wood has been a Trustee at Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust for over four years and has brought 40 years of Senior Manager experience within the NHS and Civil Service to the Board. “Being part of the North Shields community, everyone should think about how they can add to its strength and vitality. We all have something valuable to give and a responsibility to contribute. Volunteering as
“I’ve done a few roles within the charity – I was secretary, then became Chairperson, which is a role I love. I feel like I’m part of a family and it’s rewarding to know that the decisions we make at meetings really matter and it’s always with the children and families in mind. It’s an important role being the Chairperson of Out of Sight and it’s also an enjoyable one
Hannah Mather, young Trustee at the North Shields Heritology Project talks about her motivation for being a Trustee… “I had been thinking about becoming a Trustee for quite some time. Having experienced advisory board meetings for other organisations in the past, I hoped that becoming a Trustee would give me the opportunity to make a difference and share my experience of working in the museum and heritage sector. I also
Barbara Creed has been a trustee for Friends Action North East for at least 7 years in the role of treasurer. This is a vital role which we are all eternally grateful, she fulfils with such competence, patience, tolerance and good humour, for some of the more erratic methods of receipt filing sometimes found lurking in the petty cash box. She also attends Friends Action North East’s AGMs, conferences and
“I have really enjoyed my three years of Trusteeship – it is great to be part of a team delivering a service I am proud of. It has reacquainted me with current health and social care issues and given me a chance to use my experience and thinking skills again.”
David has been the Chair at Walking With in North Tyneside for a year and a half after his wife, who was involved as a volunteer with Walking With as part of her church-based training, mentioned the trustee vacancies at Walking With. David, who has a background in teaching and has been involved in the voluntary sector for a number of years via the Scouts, realised there was a good