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St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds is looking to recruit more trustees

St Nicholas Hospice Care is on the lookout for people with the passion and experience to make a difference to those living with dying, death and grief.

The hospice, which supports communities across West Suffolk and Thetford, needs to add to its number of trustees, and is inviting those who think they may be able to fulfil the role to get in touch.

Charles Simpson, the chairman of the hospice's board of trustees, said: "The main role our trustees have is to support the success of the hospice's mission to ensure everyone is informed, equipped and able to live with dying, death and grief.

"For anyone wanting to join us and make a difference this is an exciting time for the hospice as we currently have a new strategy and are looking at new ways that we can connect with our community.

"We need people who are able to help us shape our strategy, and offer support and guidance as we safeguard the hospice's future place in the communities of West Suffolk and Thetford.

"Our current trustees come from all walks of life, and although we are not involved in the day-to-day running of the organisation, we work together as a team in a supervisory role, providing direction to the charity's leadership team to keep St Nicholas Hospice Care moving forward while ensuring the charity is well governed."

As well as providing services from its hospice site in Bury, the charity, which was rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following its last inspection, cares for people in the community and in their own homes.

It also runs an outreach facility in Haverhill, which as well as offering hospice services also accommodates a number of the charity’s support groups, as well as a shop and café.

The charity also has a successful retail operation, which includes nine shops spread across the area and a donations centre, which also homes its new goods, eCommerce and house clearance team.

You can find out more about being a trustee, at one of the three information events being held at the hospice in Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds.

Open evenings will run from 6pm on October 23 and November 7, with a further open afternoon taking place on Saturday, November 16, at 1pm.

Each event will begin with talks form the charity’s leadership team, and there will be a chance to speak to current trustees, and an opportunity for questions.

If you think you could be a hospice trustee, or would like to attend one of the information events, please contact the charity’s HR team on 01284 766133 or email enquires@stnh.org.uk.

Alternatively, visit www.stnicholashospice.org.uk/becoming-a-trustee to find out more.

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