340 year old Weymouth Trust seeks 2 Trustees

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By Sirius Business Services Ltd | Monday, November 05, 2012, 19:42

Historic Weymouth trust, Weymouth Town Charities which administers two main charity groups, the Sir Samuel Mico Charities and the Sir Henry Edwards Charities are looking for two individuals who would be willing to join the trusts board.


Sir Samuel Mico was a merchant, who traded from the port of Weymouth in the 1600's. When he died in 1666 he left money and property to the town to support young people in apprenticeships. The Sir Samuel Mico charity has today developed into an educational and development charity supporting young people aged 16-24 in all sorts of endeavours.


Sir Henry Edwards was an MP for Weymouth between 1867-1885, and the Edwards Alms Houses were funded by him in 1895 to support people who were struggling to support themselves. Today the Sir Henry Edwards Charity runs 32 low rental properties for the older people of Weymouth.


More information on the work of the trust can be found at www.weymouthtowncharities.org.uk


If you are interested, please submit an expression of interest, your contact details and CV to the trust at info@weymouthtowncharities.org.uk


Chairman of Trustees, Gary Hepburn said "The trustees are looking for committed individuals to strengthen our existing board. We require dynamic and motivated people who will work as part of a team, be good communicators and take an active voluntary part in the running of the trust. Trustees are expected to - attend up to six board meetings a year; - contribute advice and support on an ad hoc basis; - become involved in working groups or attend trust or partner events as required. This is a voluntary position.


You do not need to be an expert in any area although common sense, business skills, interest in education and development of young people, financial matters, and an awareness of charity legislation would be a benefit. We look forward to hearing from any interested parties."



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