Charity looking for trustees

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One of Cornwall’s oldest charities is looking to appoint three new trustees to its board.

Terri Rosnau-Ward
Terri Rosnau-Ward

The Cornwall Blind Association, which has supported blind and visually impaired people throughout Cornwall for over 150 years, is looking for the new recruits to help shape the organisation for the future.

Chief executive for Cornwall Blind, Terri Rosnau-Ward, said: “Trustees are the cornerstone of the charity.

“They volunteer their time to guide and shape the organisation and ideally we are looking for active members of the business community to step forward to take on these positions.

“We are at a very exciting phase in the history of the charity, coupled with the fact that the charity sector itself is facing some significant challenges, getting the right trustees is absolutely key.”

The charity is particularly keen to a professional from the financial or accountancy sector to advise the board on money matters.

“Being a trustee is very rewarding,” added Rosnau-Ward. “There are an estimated 19,500 people living with visual impairment or sight loss in Cornwall, and the Cornwall Blind Association is committed to supporting as many people living with sight loss as we can.”

Anyone interested in applying to become a trustee for the Cornwall Blind Association should contact Terri Rosnau-Ward at the sight centre on 01872 261110.