We are delighted to announce that Chris Boardman, MBE has agreed to become Re~Cycle’s first Patron. The Olympic medalist and cycling ambassador says “I am delighted and honoured to have been asked to become Re~Cycle’s Patron as I love the simple benefits of its work sending bicycles to Africa.” Merlin Matthews, founder and CEO of Re-Cycle, commented “It is a great honour to deepen what I am sure will be a long association with Chris, who has been an active supporter for a couple of years.”
“As a cyclist, Chris really 'gets' what we do. Cyclists know how useful bikes are, how much they can carry and the difference they can make to people's lives. We are looking forward to working with Chris to increase the profile of Re~Cycle and get more people involved in our work." We are working on some exciting plans with Chris so watch this space!
Re~Cycle's Board of Trustees would like to hear from anyone with significant fundraising experience who is interested in finding out more about becoming a Trustee themselves. The role is voluntary and involves 4 meetings per year, with occasional phone calls and invitations to staff team building days and Christmas parties. Trustees act mainly in an advisory capacity, but take on small tasks from time to time according to their skillset. The Fundraising Trustee will advise the FR team manager and provide a sounding board for visualising the long term strategy of the organisation.
In general, Trustees are collectively responsible for the legal health of a charity and ensuring that its staff team meet all the requirements of the Charity Commission. It can be an immensely rewarding role, personally and professionally. We would love to hear from you if you wish to apply or would like to find out more.
For more details about the FR Trustee role please read the role description and person specification here: fr_tt_spec.pdf fr_tt_role_jd.pdf And if you have never been a charitable Trustee before, please read this brief overview of responsibilities: trustee_guide_short.pdf
To get in touch to express your interest or request further details you can: