For this year’s Trustees’ Week, Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting, is thanking local charity trustees for their dedicated work in running local charities, and highlighting the benefits of becoming a charity trustee.
There are hundreds of charities in Tooting, covering a wide range of activities and services but all depend on the trustees that oversee their work, most of whom are volunteers. Trustees’ Week raises awareness of the work they do, and also highlights how people can benefit themselves by becoming trustees, through gaining valuable experience and skills.
Sadiq recently welcomed more than 40 charities to Parliament, such as Wandsworth Foodbank, Work and Play, Ronald McDonald House, Klevis Kola, and many more, including trustees and volunteers, to thank them for the work that they do to support the people of Tooting.
Sadiq Khan MP said:
“We have some fantastic local charities doing really important work and this week is all about recognising that trustees are integral to this success. This Trustees’ Week I want to pay tribute to the work they undertake to help others and keep the charity sector in Tooting so vibrant and strong.
“I would also encourage as many people as possible to consider becoming a trustee. Being a charity trustee is a great way of learning new skills and gaining valuable experience, and could lead to new opportunities and employment. Estimates suggest that almost half of charities have at least one vacancy on their board so there’s an organisation for you, whatever your age or background.”
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