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Trustees' Week 2020
This week is Trustees’ Week which aims to showcase the vital role that trustees play, volunteering and making important decisions to make charities successful for the people they are there to help.
All of CancerCare’s trustees have expertise in the world of business, medicine, the third sector or lived experience of cancer which they bring to bear to help steer the charity and ensure its financial sustainability for the future.
One of our trustees is Sue Thomson who uses her extensive knowledge of charitable fundraising to advise and help our team maximise the opportunities for bringing in the money that enables us to provide free professional therapy for people affected by cancer and bereavement.
Sue said: “I was a fundraiser in the third sector for over 30 years and becoming a trustee at CancerCare arose out of a conversation with the former CEO as we both approached retirement. As a former Chief Officer for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, I knew the organisation well and had great respect for its work so when I was formally invited to join the Board I was delighted to accept.
“Being a trustee at CancerCare allows me to continue to be active in the charity sector which I love but without the day to day pressures I had before. I have a lot of experience and I enjoy sharing that with the wonderful team at CancerCare who are polite enough to listen!
“I also think fundraising is often misunderstood and I hope that I can help the Trustee Board and the staff body as a whole have a better grasp of what good fundraising looks like and how vital the fundraisers are to the charity being able to provide the services it does to cancer patients across the Bay area.
“CancerCare is a fantastic charity, delivering much needed support to local cancer patients and it is a privilege to serve as a trustee, particularly now in such uncertain times.”
To find out more about becoming a trustee visit http://trusteesweek.org/