Age Concern Crosby has been supporting older people in the local community for more  than 60 years, and is currently looking to recruit new members to its Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees has seven members and is now looking to recruit four new members who can replace a number who have recently retired.  Age Concern Crosby are looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to make a difference to in their community.  The commitment will be a minimum of four Board meetings a year and the AGM. Board members would also be called on to support the organisation’s events and fundraising efforts.  No particular qualifications are needed apart from the passion to make life better for the older people.

The organisation’s main objective is to ‘enhance the quality of life of our older community members by providing opportunities to engage, socialise and develop’. They do this in a number of ways, including weekly luncheon clubs at several venues in the area, a minibus service which helps to transport members who would otherwise struggle to leave their homes and occasional outings and day trips. All of these services are made possible through the efforts of a team of dedicated volunteers.

“This is an exciting time for the organisation as we look to expand and improve the services for our users,” says Ann McCracken, one of the Board of Trustees “We work with about a hundred people each week and our aim is to respond to the ever-changing needs of this particular group in our local society.  The finances are in a good state and we have the skills of a paid administrator to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the service.”

The charity is a friend of Age UK and operates across Litherland, Seaforth, Waterloo, Crosby, Blundellsands, Hightown and Thornton.

For more information, initially contact trustee Ann McCracken at annmccracken1@gmail.com

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