Trustee Case Studies

Make a difference through volunteering

Scroll through to find out more about some of North Tyneside’s amazing trustees!

Michael Wood

Case Study: Michael Wood: Linskill Trust

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

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Leanne Wallwark

Case Study: Leanne Wallwork: Out of Sight

“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

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Case Study: The Heritologists’ Young Trustee

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

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Barbara Creed

Case Study: Barbara Creed: F.A.N.E

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

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Case Study: David McKenzie: Walking With

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

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