It's Trustees' Week! To celebrate, we'll be shining the spotlight on some of our own fabulous trustees. Today's trustee is Sue Renforth. Sue celebrated an early retirement from nursing in 2018 and was the Nurse Lead for Gateshead's GP Transformation Project.
Sue's background in healthcare has made her an invaluable member of our board.
What made you become a charity trustee ?
I believe as we age, social connection and keeping physically fit are two important factors. It was important to me that organisations like Gateshead Older People's Assembly represented my needs as someone over 50 living in Gateshead. As an organisation, they are proactive in their approach and do things very differently from other charities which I respect. I enjoy contributing to the growth of the charity.
What would you say to someone thinking about becoming a trustee?
I would encourage everyone to look at the amazing range of local charities and if they can, consider joining their board of trustees. It's a great way to influence and shape local provision. The commitment is often less that you think and each charity will let you know what expectations they have of board members. I've received excellent support and am very proud to serve as a trustee for a local charity.