GREEN LIGHT TRUST: Chance to help steer trust

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Green Light Trust is a small but dynamic local charity and through previous articles you may have learnt a little more about its work in ‘Bringing People and Nature Together’.

The charity has faced many challenges over the years, but continues to move forward in its aims and commitment to enable as many people from across communities to experience and work with nature.

This month the charity is offering a unique opportunity for people to become more closely involved through becoming a trustee.

With great disappointment this month, the trustees and team acknowledged the departure of Mark Pritchard as chief executive officer of the Green Light Trust. Mark played a crucial role during the last two years in guiding Green Light through a period of transition after Nigel Hughes one of the co-founders decided to step back from his hands on work to focus on the Global Kinship aspect of the charity’s work.

Mark has strengthened many business aspects and has helped the trust to improve its communication strategy – but there is still much to do and achieve!

The trustees and team have grasped this opportunity to evaluate progress and prepare for the next stage of the transition. Ashley Seaborne, previously Greener Lives director has now been appointed acting chief executive officer and programme director with the task of preparing the ground work to inform a new strategy to be developed in the spring.

A crucial element of that preparation has been to review the skills of the current trustees.

A recruitment drive is under way to increase the experience and knowledge on the board of trustees and to fill some gaps.

Anyone who has experience at trustee/governor level; together with knowledge of the environment, sustainability, land and property management, strategic planning, or education and social inclusion combined with the interest and desire to help manage a charity would be welcome to get in touch.

The charity will have a number of opportunities in September for people to visit and have a chat, to find out more about what the commitment might be, or to learn more about the role and the work of the charity.

If you are interested, please contact Green Light Trust office on: 01284 830829 to get started.