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Expanding Charity Seeks Additional Trustees

Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust is a well-established charity in Cornwall providing heavily subsidised sailing and kayaking lessons to children who would not otherwise have this opportunity.  Its aims are to develop confidence, competence and resilience in young people and to empower them to make positive choices in life.  The Trust’s activities also help to develop a respect for the natural environment.

The Trust has operated on the Helford River for more than twenty years, employing highly qualified, professional instructors to teach hundreds of children each year with a large fleet of dinghies and kayaks.  Our operations on the river continue to develop and to grow.

The Trust has recently embarked on an exciting new initiative at Trevassack Lake on the Lizard Peninsula, close to the Helford River.  Trevassack Lake will be a national centre of excellence for teaching watersports, for all children and young people, enabling those with special needs and disabilities to enjoy similar activities to their peers.  The Trust has so far raised over £3m for the development of a purpose-built Learning Centre and four accessible holiday homes to enable families from all over the country to benefit from the facilities and training at Trevassack Lake.

The Trust seeks active trustees with knowledge of one or more of the following: working with families and children with special needs and disabilities; human resources; legal expertise; operational experience of similar activities or experience with other charities; and those active in our local communities.

It is not necessary to have previous Trustee or Board experience as training and guidance will be offered and we welcome applications from all age groups and personal backgrounds.

These are unpaid, volunteer positions.  Trustee board meetings are held quarterly but candidates should anticipate additional sub-committee work and, from time to time, specific project assignments.

Further information about the charity is available on our website, or please ask for an information pack by contacting c.r.helford@gmail.com.

Deadline for applications:  30 April 2020

If you think you could add value to the board of Trustees, please contact either of the Co-chairmen:

 

Martin Barlow

martinbarlow251@btinternet.com   

Charles Richardson

cr.helford@gmail.com

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