We love watching our team grow and this January we have kicked off our
year in style by inviting not one, but three, new faces onto our board of
trustees. Our trustees are an integral part of our work and without their
continued support, expertise and generosity we would not be able to
continue the important work we do right here in the north-east.
Having a reliable and varied board of trustees is important to The
Chronicle Sunshine Fund to ensure we remain compliant, officially
governed and proactive in our approach to our charitable aims. Trustees
are the people who, along with the Charity Director and the management
team, lead the charity and decide how it is run. Being a trustee with The
Chronicle Sunshine Fund means making decisions that will impact the
lives of the children we support.
Our trustees use their skills and experience to support the charity, helping
us achieve our long-term goals and deliver our strategies. We literally
couldn't do it without them.
Joining us from Barclays, Rachel Bell is an area business manager and
we’re so excited to have Rachel on board, utilising her expertise in the
region. "I am really looking forward to supporting the charity and helping
to build on the great work that has already been done.” Says Rachel. “I
am passionate about the North East and support a lot of charities both
nationally and locally, but The Sunshine Fund team do such amazing work
to support Children & Families in the area who otherwise would not have
the equipment they need to enhance their lives.
We also have the wonderful Jonathan Waters, a partner at Hay Kilner, joining the board. We're so excited to have Jonathan and his expertise as part of
Team Sunshine, who said, "I am delighted to be involved in a charity with such a strong connection to the North East, and which I know makes a real difference to the lives of local children. I very much look forward to supporting the Sunshine Fund team and wherever possible providing insight from my own experience in business and the law."
To complete the hat-trick of new team members, we would always love to introduce you to, last but not least, newest trustee Chris Whittington. "I
am thrilled that I have been invited to be part of something so special and worthwhile that will help children with disabilities and their families within
the North East. Having an opportunity to help make a difference is a real honour and hopefully I can add to an already talented and dedicated team
that are building legacies now and for the future" Welcome Chris!
This week, along with inviting new members to our trustee board, we
have been asking our supporters far and wide to help us as we plan for
our biggest event season yet. We need prizes to support raffles
(community and corporate) and auctions of all shapes and sizes. If you're
a small business owner who can help out with a voucher, or are looking
to get rid of some unwanted Christmas gifts, please do let us know and
help us support children living with disabilities right here in the North-