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Reflecting on the valuable contribution of our trustees

This week is Trustee Week and a chance for The Maypole Project to celebrate the valuable contribution our trustees make to the charity.

Our current Board of Trustees includes some passionate and dedicated individuals who bring a wealth of experience to the organisation, whether that is from a personal or professional perspective. They give their time voluntarily to share the important job of governing the charity, directing how it is managed and, ultimately, make sure we are doing what we were set up to do.

Such an important role, often unseen to the outside world, is not only a crucial part of ensuring we meet our responsibilities as a charity but also is key to helping us develop both our existing services and new services so we can reach out to as many families as possible.

We can’t thank them enough for their passion and dedication to supporting our work and look forward to another successful year of working together.

Below our Trustees give us a little insight into what being a Trustee means to them:

Julie Froggatt

I joined the Board of Trustees in 2015 and have been in the role of Chair for a couple of years.  For me, what The Maypole Project offers is unique, and makes such a tangible difference for so many families.  I am constantly amazed – and energised – by the determination and sense of fun of the families I come into contact with – in the face of often great adversity – and feel that I gain as much from my involvement with The Maypole Project as I give. I am proud to work with a great Board, and look forward to playing a part in the Project’s future development.

John Smedley

I decided to become a Trustee after being made aware of the great work The Maypole Project does from a work colleague of mine.  I really enjoy being a part of the Maypole family and find my role as Trustee motivational, interesting and fun.  I get to see and hear about all the things the charity is doing to help people – and there are so many things.  The sheer enthusiasm shown by everyone involved with the charity is truly inspiring.

Leila Seeney

I joined The Maypole Project Board of Trustee’s in 2016 because I wanted to contribute my professional skills to running of the charity and offer a parents’ perspective to the Board. I have a passion for helping children affected by disability and their families. I find the role rewarding and satisfying and I was initially surprised at quite how much work goes into the running of a charity! I feel privileged to be on the Board of Trustees.

If you’d like a rewarding and interesting role that lets you give back to your local community, we currently have a vacancy on our Board of Trustees for a Treasurer – click here for more information