Mick Whitley, MP for Birkenhead has joined the Charity Commission and charity representative groups in marking Trustees’ Week 2021 (1-5 November), an annual event to celebrate the vital work charity trustees do.
Trustees’ Week , now in its 11th year, is organised each year to:
- Celebrate the time, commitment, skills and experience the UK’s one million trustees bring to charities
- Offer trustees an online ‘one-stop shop’ where they can find training, guidance and other resources
This year in particular the Commission wants to encourage charities to think about the ideas, perspectives, skills and experiences they need on their trustee board in order to thrive and to encourage a wider range of people to consider becoming trustees.
Mick Whitley MP is marking Trustees’ Week 2021 by thanking trustees in Birkenhead for the vital work they do. He is also encouraging local trustees to sign up to one of over 60 free or low-cost events taking place this week, and prospective trustees to explore the information available on the Trustees’ Week website.
Mick Whitley MP, said, “Trustees, who freely give up their time to help others, are part of what make charities special. There are 178 charities in Birkenhead. This Trustees’ Week, I would like to send my heartfelt thanks to all the trustees who do vital work in our communities. Their support for the people across our communities – from combating homelessness, ending the isolation of the elderly, providing food for the hungry, advice for those who face difficult circumstances, and many others besides – is testament to the spirit of solidarity and generosity that is a hallmark of Birkenhead and its people.”
Helen Stephenson, CEO of the Charity Commission, said, “Almost all trustees volunteer their time for free, doing their important work often on top of already busy lives. They are the lifeblood of charity in our country, and they are, for the most part, unsung heroes. Trustees Week is about taking a moment to shine a light on trustees, about saying thank you to the 700,000 people in England and Wales who serve their communities and the causes they care for.”