Our dedicated trustees are responsible for the management and administration of our charity and we so lucky to have them during these uncertain times. The board ensure we meet both our strategic objectives and the requirements of Charity Commission.

As a charity, we face similar pressures to your own, amidst rising running costs and a decline in donations and it the job of our trustees to guide us through these difficulties.

This group of 10 incredible local people make the tough decisions, manage our finances and any conflicts of interest, report information and safeguard our people so we can care for your people.

They meet every quarter and the AGM is held every year in August. Each head a series of sub committees covering different aspects of the Hospice and bring their own unique experience and skillset.

Our care cost £5.9 million to provide last year, just 22% was received from the NHS, meaning as a charity we need to raise £4.5 million through many different ways. Managing such large figures when the wellbeing of patients and their families is at stake, is no mean feat.

Ultimately, the board are accountable for delivering our purpose and that is massive weight of responsibility.

In return, we are proud to offer a stimulating and rewarding challenge as a crucial part of our Willen Family and a chance for professional development, but our trustees are often the unsung hospice heroes.

This Trustees week we’d like you to join us in saying a huge thank you to our board for their enormous amount of dedication and hard work, as a volunteer, often on top of other work and family commitments.

We are truly grateful to each and every one of our trustees, past and present, without them we simply wouldn’t be here to care.

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