One of Lincolnshire’s leading charities, Age UK Lindsey, is urging people to come forward and support its growing work with, and for, older people across the county.
With ambitious multi-million pound plans to redevelop its headquarters – creating apartments for older people, social areas and a business hub – the charity wishes to encourage more trustees onto its board.
Age UK Lindsey is an independent charity covering a huge swathe of Lincolnshire – with its services extending across East and West Lindsey and North Lincolnshire.
Together, these areas are home to almost 100,000 people over the age of 65 – a figure that is set to increase by over one third by 2039.
To meet the growing need for its services, the charity is now looking to attract people, especially from a professional arena, to become trustees.
Chief executive officer Andrew Storer said: “People living longer is cause for celebration, but it brings with it challenges and those challenges, I am afraid to say, are no longer being met by funding from central Government.
“As a result, the services being delivered by charities such as ours are becoming increasingly important. To continue our delivery of such services, we need to look forward with a body of supporters and trustees who can support us as we progress.”
Andrew is particularly keen to attract people with finance, health and safety, or project management skills – possibly from a regional or local company that wants to release an employee for six meetings a year as part of its community CSR work.
His call has been supported by present trustee, Claire Parker, a partner at Wilkin Chapman solicitors and head of the firm’s Wolds offices.
Claire said: “There is little doubt that to be successful in business, an organisation must look to play a part in its community – by doing so it is more likely to attract and retain the best local people, as well as gaining a reputation locally.”
She added: “Age UK Lindsey offers vital services that we may all need in the future and it is sometimes easy to forget that.”
• To enquire about becoming a trustee, contact Andrew directly on 01507 524242.