National Trustees Week is annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference to charities and community organisations.
Here at the Good Shepherd we are hugely appreciative of the support and guidance of our trustees.
At the start of National Trustees Week, and coming towards the end of such a challenging year for everybody, here is a message from our Chairman, Nigel Tinsley.
Being Chair of Trustees is never dull.
Trustees are responsible for setting the strategy of the charity, scrutinising its work and supporting the executive team, and in a young and dynamic organisation like Good Shepherd this can be quite a challenge.
Covid-19 hasn’t helped, as we’ve had to drastically alter the way we provide services, and it’s up to the trustees to make sure that in all this change we don’t lose sight of our core mission to the poor and homeless whilst ensuring that the staff and service users are as safe as possible.
In the midst of this pandemic, we’re feeding and supporting more people than ever. Lockdown has affected those on the margins of society more than anyone, and our team have been working incredibly hard to resolve the many issues they present.
We’ve been helped enormously by the extraordinary generosity of people, and donations both of cash and food are at their highest levels ever.
It’s clear that Good Shepherd is close to many people’s hearts, and being Chair of Trustees is, above all, a privilege.