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Trustees? What do they do?

Trustees are sometimes called Board Members, Committee member or Governors.

A Trustee plays a key role in a voluntary organisation.

You don’t run the day-to-day activities of the charity, but you do shape and support the organisation. Being a Trustee is a great way to give back to an organisation that you care about, helping to ensure it follows its aims and keeps financially sound.

Junction Arts’ third Derbyshire Creative Heritage Conference will take place on Thursday the 27th May.

Entitled Activism for Social Change, Junction Arts will be exploring the role of the arts and heritage sectors in making change, as a tool for protest and in helping to make our voices heard.

This year the conference will be an online event, from 10.00-1.30pm and the full programme will be annoucned over the next few weeks.

Buxton Flowerpot Trail 2021

Not in the Derbyshire Dales, but a good project that other communities might like to ‘borrow’!

Following last year’s lockdown trail, the Buxton Flowerpot Trail returns to its usual spot of July and August, alongside the town’s summer festivals and school holidays.
Community arts group, Funny Wonders, who coordinate the trail, welcome and encourage all in and around the town to get involved – households, businesses, schools and community groups – to make a flowerpot creation for the trail. It is supported this year by a Derbyshire County Council Action Grant, awarded last year but deferred to 2021 due to the reduced costs of last year’s adapted trail.

Derbyshire Mind Trustee Vacancies

Organisation: Derbyshire Mind
Salary: Voluntary role, though reasonable out of pocket expenses can be claimed

Derbyshire Mind is a local mental health charity, focusing on improving mental health and wellbeing for people across Derby and Derbyshire. They are part of a federated network of local Minds across the country. They provide a range of advocacy and community wellbeing services designed to support people with mental health problems as well as the wider population. They are committed to developing innovative and responsive services which further promote mental health awareness and wellbeing.

Well Being and Outdoor Education Programmes – Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is offering 6 week activity programmes focusing on improving participants mental and physical wellbeing, improving their connection to nature and passing on new skills, through participating in outdoor activities such as Forest school style sessions, bushcraft and outdoor activity.

These are aimed at youth groups and schools and are completely free.

Derbyshire Beacon of Hope Awards

We met the High Sherriff of Derbyshire – Tony Walker – at our most recent Coffee Morning on Zoom, and he was pleased to tell us all about the Beacon of Hope Awards.

These awards look to identify, and to express thanks to those groups or individuals who have worked tirelessly to keep communities safe, and businesses moving during the global COVID-19 crisis.