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Celebrating local unsung heroes

Thursday 21st October 2010 (Andrew Griffiths)
Celebrating local unsung heroes

In the run-up to Trustees’ Week, Andrew is highlighting the vital contribution made to the community by local charities and their trustees.

There are 235 charities across the constituency. Every one is different but the one thing they have in common is their reliance on trustees, the people with responsibility for making the important decisions about the direction of the charity and its work. Usually volunteers, they give their time, energy and passion to make a real difference.

Andrew said: “We are lucky to have so many charities in Burton undertaking important work and achieving fantastic things both locally and beyond. Without the tireless efforts of the trustees who run these charities, none of this could happen. During Trustees’ Week, I’d like to thank all of those who volunteer their time to make a difference.

“Since becoming President of East Staffordshire Community and Voluntary Services, I have seen more and more of the fantastic work that charities are doing in our local community, and I am great supporter of their work.

“But around half of charities around the country have a vacancy on their board and many people have skills and experience they can bring to a cause. If you are passionate about our local community or another cause, why not consider becoming a trustee?”

To learn more about Trustees’ Week and trusteeship, visit The website includes trustees’ stories, details of events being held during Trustees’ Week and links to trustee matching services for those who want to become a trustee.

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