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It's like being part of a jigsaw


Profile: Oaklea, 03rd Nov, 2021

We're celebrating National Trustee Week - and today we're hearing from another great Oaklea Trustee.

Linda Adey is a Trustee for Oaklea and is based in the Eden Valley…

“Being a trustee is a privilege which feels rather like being a small piece of the jig-saw…”

Daily bread: Linda was a regular on our food delivery programme during the first Covid lockdown in 2020



Being part of something much bigger -Linda’s take

“Since I first became involved with the Oaklea Trust I have learned more and more about the many things it does. At its heart are always community, opportunity and kindness- and I now think of it as being rather like a jig-saw puzzle, a big one, with many pieces, all of which fit together to make a complete whole. Being a trustee is a privilege which feels rather like being a small piece of the jig-saw.”

A Trustee gets involved

Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic visits etc have been restricted -and Board meetings have been done via Zoom. In pre Covid times there was a lot of involvement at a grassroots level - here you can see Linda accepting donations on behalf of #ProjectEdenside from local fundraisers.

Visible presence & a visible voice for Oaklea -the Trustee life

Earlier in the week we heard from Chair Andy Scott (more here Andy Scott - Trustee Chair) Here you can see him on a fact finding mission to our CIC Right2Work -The Furniture Warehouse.

Spring in his step: Learner Duncan takes five as Andy gets lowdown on recycling

You can give so much - but you get a lot in return - the last word with Linda

“To anyone who thinks that sounds like an idea which might appeal to them I do encourage them to talk to one of us already in that position. Speaking personally I don’t think you’d ever regret becoming involved!”

Become a Trustee

We welcome applications from individuals of all ages and backgrounds. You can find out more about what National Trustee Week is all about here https://trusteesweek.org/ Plus more on being an Oaklea Trustee here https://oakleatrust.co.uk/support-us/become-a-trustee

So sounds good doesn’t it - why not get in touch and have an informal chat

New recommendation comes in: Oaklea Group CEO Clive with Chair Andy Scott

You can send your details/CV to us Chat to Clive or better still have an informal conversation with our CEO Clive Wigley T:01539 735025

What you waiting for - Join Linda and get on board as a Trustee

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