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MP celebrates local charity champions

31st October 2011
MP celebrates local charity champions

In the run-up to this year’s national Trustees’ Week, Gordon Henderson, MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, is thanking local charity trustees for their dedicated work in running local charities, and highlighting the benefits of becoming a charity trustee.

There are 218 charities in Sittingbourne and Sheppey. 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.

Gordon Henderson, MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, said:

“We have some fantastic local charities in Sittingbourne and Sheppey doing really important work, but they wouldn’t be able to function without their 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 31st October to 6th November 2011. To learn more about Trustees’ Week and trusteeship, visit 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.

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