Support your local charities

As Trustee’s Week begins, I would like to encourage your readers to become trustees of local charities.

Trustees play an important role in the overall management of charities and offer strategic direction.

As the chairman of the volunteering and learning charity CSV, I have seen first-hand how expertise in management, finance and marketing can help a charity thrive.

Charities are not the only ones to benefit.

As a trustee you can develop your own career, help to fill a skills gap as well as make a valuable contribution to society.

In these tough economic times, it’s important that we all play a part in strengthening our communities.

Sir Jon Shortridge

Chairman, CSV