Trustees' Week 2017 - a message from our Chair of Trustees

Across the UK there are approximately 194,000 charities providing vital support and opportunities to individuals and communities.
Trustees' Week is intended to raise the profile of the contribution of charities and more specifically the voluntary work of over one million Trustees who give their time and expertise to charities. Their role is an important one. Trustees are responsible for ensuring charities are well managed, comply with all relevant legislation and most importantly deliver high quality services to those who access them.
Being a Trustee of a charity can be seen as a daunting role but the satisfaction of working with a team of like-minded people committed to making a positive contribution, often to their local community or the lives of individuals who they know, far outweigh any concerns.
In The Matthew Project our Trustees come from a wide range of backgrounds, contributing our life experience to ensure the governance of the Project is effective and supportive of our work to deliver services to those wanting to understand or recover from substance misuse. Our backgrounds include property, finance, education, social care, the law, training services, manufacturing and the Church. All of us share a common purpose and are committed to the aims of The Matthew Project.
We are just one example of the numerous charities across Norfolk; many will be seeking to recruit volunteers as Trustees. The Trustees' Week website gives more information and will help you to weigh up if this is something you might like to do:
Paul Hoey
Chair of Trustees

  • A telephone helpline for everyone within Norfolk & Suffolk who need support or have questions on drugs and alcohol.
  • Dynamic education so young people understand the risks of drugs and alcohol.
  • Free, confidential help.
  • Honest, accurate and appropriate information.
  • Support for parents and families of drug or alcohol users.

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