The importance of corporates and businesses giving to our community has never been more paramount. Thanks to Ealing & Hounslow Giving, many groups and charities within Ealing & Hounslow have been able to help the community through the COVID-19 pandemic. More support is needed to help our vulnerable communities through the cold winter months.
CHRIS DURKIN, CHAIRMAN – HOUNSLOW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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I started to shadow the board at Ealing Mencap in September 2018 and became a member of the Board in 2019. I have and continue to thoroughly enjoy and value the experience. Acting as a Trustee allows me to contribute to my community and has given me an understanding of the issues faced by people with learning disability in my Borough. This has been very valuable to me on a personal level. The role of Trustee has further allowed me to develop my professional skills in a context outside of my own professional environment in relation to, for example, financial and strategic planning, marketing and governance. This has had a beneficial spillover for me in my usual professional role.
– Sofie Toft, Senior Associate Solicitor, Irwin Mitchell LLP