Local MP celebrates local charity champions

October 18, 2011 3:04 PM

In the run-up to this year's national Trustees' Week, Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, is thanking local charity trustees for their dedicated work in running local charities, and highlighting the benefits of becoming a charity trustee.

There are 172 charities in Carshalton and Wallington. They cover a wide range of activities and services but all depend on the trustees who oversee their work, most of whom are volunteers. Trustees' Week also raises awareness of how people can benefit themselves by becoming trustees, through gaining valuable experience and skills.

Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington, said:

"Charity trustees play a hugely important role in the charity sector in Carshalton and Wallington. Without their input, our charities would not be as well-run, and our constituency would not be the place it is today. I would encourage anyone to become a charity trustee; not only are you helping your local community, you will be learning new skills that will be transferable for future jobs."

Trustees' Week runs from 31 October to 6 November 2011. To learn more about Trustees' Week and trusteeship, visit www.trusteesweek.org.uk. The website includes trustees' stories, details of local events being held during Trustees' Week and links to trustee matching services for those who want to become a trustee.

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