Trustees week : 4 -8 November 2019
EveryDay Care the social enterprise wholly owned by the charity Age UK North Tyneside is very fortunate to have passionate and capable Trustess supporting our work.
What are trustees?
Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world.
They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work.
Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.
What do we know about trustees?
As part of Trustees’ Week 2017 we published new research about charity trustees in England and Wales. Find out more about Taken on Trust research on GOV.UK
How many trustees are there?
There are approximately 196,000 charities in the UK (167,000 charities in England and Wales, 24,000 in Scotland, 5,000 registered in Northern Ireland).
And just over 1 million trustees (of which some 850,000 are in England and Wales, 180,000 in Scotland and 30,000 in Northern Ireland)
From NCVO and CCNI research, we know just under half the UK’s trustees are women.
The average trustee in England and Wales is 59 years old, and 55 in Northern Ireland.
There are many young trustees too with some 86,000 trustee positions held by 16-34 year olds (of which 2,611 in Northern Ireland).
How to become a Trustee
To find out all about training and how to find a trustee vacancy visit the Trustees Week web site
A few words from our own great trustees abiut why the give their time to support our work:
Richard Adams (Chair of Investage Ltd) – “It’s a privilege to be working with such a dynamic and effective team in Age UK North Tyneside. It’s vital work in an area of great need and very rewarding in terms of what’s being achieved.”
John Booth (Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP) -“Age UK North Tyneside’s work with those living with dementia is what made me want to be a trustee. My grandmother suffered with it terribly towards the end of her life and I wish there had been more support available to her and my mum at the time. The opportunity to be a trustee was therefore something I wanted to do so that I can contribute towards the charity’s continuing development and success in that area in particular.”
Alyson Scurfield (Chief Executive, TSA Services) – “I am passionate and committed to the ageing and longevity agenda and changing the lives of people in our society; as a trustee I am delighted to support the development of local services for the people of North Tyneside. “
Tracy Harrison (Chief Executive, Northern Housing Consortium) – “The opportunity to support an organisation that plays such a vital role & makes a tangible difference in my local area.”
Clive Feeney (Director, Scottish Procurement Assoc.) – “The work Age UK North Tyneside do in supporting our aging generation is vital and being involved and supporting their work gives me the opportunity to be part of a first class organisation, at the forefront of care for our aging population.”