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THOMAS GIFFORD TRUST - one new trustee found, one still needed! Could it be you?

Thank you for the response so far to our call out for new trustees. We’re delighted to have filled the net zero role, but we are still looking for someone to take on the youth role. 

The Thomas Gifford Trust is the charity that owns and manages the Community Centre. The trust was established in 1592, since which time it has owned and managed The Playing Close.

There are up to 12 trustees and we are currently looking for a new trustee. The trustees meet every 2 months (on a Wednesday at 8pm) and are responsible for both the forward looking strategic decisions about the running of the Community Centre, and also the ongoing management of the trust. We have some paid staff and a large number of dedicated and indispensable volunteers who do everything from front of house duties to maintaining the building. Annual turnover of the trust is about £230,000. The big project that we have on at the moment is building a new dedicated gym. While we would like to hear from anyone who might be interested in becoming a trustee, there is one area  of particular interest:

We run the youth club at the Community Centre and, in conjunction with the Town Council and others, we are wanting to take forward the appointment of a youth ambassador to develop and co-ordinate activities for teenagers in the town. This project is subject to funding, but we would be very interested to hear from anyone wanting to get involved with this.

If you want to learn more about what may be involved please speak to Chris Potts, Chair (07765 242315) or Daniela Jenkins, Executive Manager (07979 706090), or any of the other trustees, or just call in and speak with us.

Catherine Ball · Sun 7 Jan, 16:00 · Link

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