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Farron celebrates local charity champions

October 18, 2011 11:29 AM

Trustees weekIn the run-up to this year's national Trustees' Week, which runs from 31 October - 6 November 2011, local MP Tim Farron is thanking local charity staff, volunteers and trustees for their dedicated work in running organisations throughout the South Lakes.

There are 650 charities in Westmorland & Lonsdale. They cover a wide range of activities and services but all depend on the trustees that 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.

Tim said: "We have some fantastic local charities in the South Lakes doing really important work, but they wouldn't be able to function without their staff, volunteers and trustees. As we approach national Trustees' Week I want to pay tribute to their tireless work to keep our local community projects going.

"I would also really encourage people to consider becoming a trustee. Being a charity trustee is a great way of learning new skills and getting valuable experience, and could lead to new opportunities and employment. Lots of charities need trustees who will help them achieve their goals, so it really is a win-win situation."

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.