13 December 2019 - Article
The Charity Commission, in collaboration with Getting on Board, Reach Volunteering, The National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Charity Trustee Networks and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, launched the first national Trustees’ Week from 25 – 31 October 2010.
The aim was to highlight the work that trustees do, and to draw attention to the opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference to charities.
Estimates suggest that almost half of charities have at least one vacancy on their board. Two-thirds of trustees are aged 50 or over while only 0.5% of trustees are aged between 18 and 24. Events therefore had a particular emphasis on helping charities to recruit new and equipped trustees and encouraging more young people to get involved in charitable work.
Events were held across the country, details of which are on the website. It looks set to become an annual event.