The Bridge for Heroes calls for new trustees
The Bridge for Heroes in King's Lynn continues to develop its services to our Veteran community and are looking to recruit trustees to help this development to continue.
Are you passionate about our local Military Veterans? Would you like to support them to experience activities that they wouldn’t ordinarily have access to? Do you have time that you can give to support a charity committed to delivering activities that build confidence in this unique group? If so, The Bridge for Heroes would love to talk to you about becoming a Trustee!
The Bridge for Heroes has been running for over 12 years and provides activities such as art and craft, woodwork, cycle maintenance, photography, dinner and breakfast clubs and other community based activities to around 100 Veterans each week. We are a Veterans Charity covering King's Lynn and the surrounding areas. Through these activities, we have successfully engaged our Veteran Community and reduced their exposure to loneliness and isolation. Inspiring and motivating sessions led by a pool of volunteer practitioners enable our beneficiaries to grow and develop with many moving onto other activities, and with some returning as volunteers.
Being a trustee is challenging but rewarding. The trustees are responsible for providing the structure, direction and governance to keep the charity delivering these vital services. They support our staff and volunteers in the running of The Bridge for Heroes. In this unpaid role, trustees can give as much of their time as they wish but will need to be available to attend board meetings and review emails to reach key decisions. The minimum time required would be around 5 hours per month on average, although some months may require more time than others. Depending on how much time you are able to offer, you could also get involved with sub-committees such as fundraising.
We want to hear from anyone who has strong local connections and some time to give to this fantastic provision. If you have experience in fundraising, marketing, legal, HR, education, arts/sports education or community engagement, this will be an added bonus as would previous experience in charity management but the most important attributes are passion, commitment and time.
Trustees meet 6 times a year, usually in the evening around 6:00pm at The Bridge Contact Centre in King's Lynn and we encourage involvement at times for fundraising activities such as Fun Days, Heritage Day and other special events.
If you would like to find out more, or would like to pay us a visit please contact Steve Russell, our Chair of Trustees, by emailing email@example.com
He would love to hear from you and arrange a time when you can meet up.