Monday, 7 November 2011

Event round-up – Trustees’ Week reception hosted by Burton Sweet and Arjent Investments

Over a hundred trustees from a wonderfully diverse range of charities enjoyed a celebration of the contributions made by trustees at the reception, held on 1 November. At Bristol’s wonderful new M Shed museum guests shared inspiring stories of how their organisations meet communities’ needs and help people find solutions to the challenges they face.

Special guest the Right Revd David Hoyle, Dean of Bristol, praised the dedicated work trustees do, quietly, faithfully and often almost unnoticed. Reminding attendees that charities bring hope and opportunity amongst the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our society, he encouraged them to keep building more confident and caring communities.

Those who attended commented:

“It was wonderful to have a chance to meet fellow trustees from such a wide range of organisations, all facing similar challenges in their own environments.”

“The enthusiasm of people involved in the charity sector was amazing and I was really surprised at the diverse nature of the charities from Barbershop singing, heritage railways and Shakespeare plays to work with homeless people and terminally ill children. Enthusiasm and commitment seemed to be the common denominator!”

Some of the immediate positive outcomes from the Reception include:

- A board of trustees has identified a potential new chairman;

- Several charities seeking new trustees have been offered some free publicity and some personal introductions to potential candidates;

- A number of charities now know where to find some local training events suitable for their current development needs.

Burton Sweet and Arjent Investments

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