Trustees Week is marked this year from November 12th to 16th.
Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.
As a family law specialist, we believe our duty to the community is wider than most. Two of our team are active trustees with local organisation.
I have been a Trustee at Exeter Citizens Advice Bureau since January 2015; I had a good relationship with the Chief Executive, who asked if The Family Law Company could offer help to some CAB clients, so I took it further and accepted the role of Trustee to help CAB improve its operations and policies. I work with volunteers to increase efficiency, such as instigating processes to decide if people can be helped over the phone or need face-to-face appointments. As many users of CAB have issues related to family problems, I’m able to use my family law skills to offer practical help.
I volunteer because I love the work the CAB do. I hadn’t realised that they were a charity and wanted to support people in Exeter. The work they do is invaluable for local people.
I am a Trustee with the Grandparents Plus. The reason I took on the role was because personally I was fortunate to have all four grandparents in my life until I was 30. Happily for me, they all lived into their nineties, so I therefore had the benefit of their knowledge and wisdom from childhood, through my teenage years and into adulthood. I know first-hand how vital a relationship with a grandparent is within a stable family life. Children of estranged parents can sometimes also be estranged from their grandparents, which is tough not just for the child, but for the grandparent. This is why I became interested in the rights of grandparents and I hope to be involved for some time to come.
I support the charity by providing legal input and updates to the workers and volunteers in the charity.
The Family Law Company are proud of the work and dedication of our team in the wider community.