New year resolution to do more to help others? Let us make it easy…

8 January 2017

If you want to spend 2017 helping others and are looking for a unique and rewarding experience that really makes a difference to the lives of local people you should consider becoming a charity trustee. It’s a role which provides vision and drive to lead an organisation into the future and a great way to be involved in a cause which matters to you.

Community Impact Bucks (CIB) are making it easy for people to find their perfect charity match.  Come along to our matchmaking fair on 24 January 2017 between 6-7pm at The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury to learn more about becoming a trustee and be inspired by a variety of local charities looking for new trustees, all under one roof.

Ira Bhattacharya is a trustee of three local charities, including the mental health charity Bucks Mind who she met at CIB’s first trustee matchmaking fair in January 2016.  “Being a trustee means I can make a difference by giving my time and skills to charities who are so passionate about what they do.  It makes me really happy and gives such a sense of fulfilment when I can see the positive outcomes for the effort I make.  I’d recommend being a trustee to anyone.”

Carol Heap is a trustee of Community Impact Bucks who she met at the first trustee matchmaking fair in January 2016.  “The Fair was the perfect way to find the right charity for me.  It’s an informal but informative evening and I’m so glad I went; being a trustee is a way for me to use my skills and experience to make a real difference to the many local charities and not for profit groups in Bucks.”

With one in five local charities desperate for new trustees you could make a real difference to them and the people they help.  And it’s a bonus for you too; share your skills, learn new experiences and meet new people.

The event is free to attend and registration is online.  Go on, give it a try!

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