Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children Hospice are looking for people to join its existing Board of Trustees and help the charity move forward over the coming years.
The current Board of Trustee bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills to the charity as they represent the local community and help the hospice progress into the future. The hospice is hoping to build on the current knowledge base by recruiting new Trustees with a variety of different expertise and skills.
A current Trustee, Andy Setters, said: “I have been a Trustee for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw for about 6 years and I find it interesting and enjoyable. I’ve learnt a lot about how charities operate, and this has helped me to take on other volunteer roles locally.
“Trustees have to combine a policing function, ensuring that the organisation is fulfilling its charitable and legal purposes, with an advisory role, helping it to develop its services and performance. Most importantly, Trustees must be committed to the charity’s aims and willing to act as an ambassador for the hospice locally.”
Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw provide the highest standards of care, support and activities to children and adults with life limiting illnesses. This care and compassion is extended to all the patients family, friends and carers.
The Board has overall responsibility for the governance of the hospice, along with supporting its strategic development. If you have a passion for local charitable causes and a desire to play a role in guiding the provision of palliative care services, then your participation could make a valuable difference.