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Press Release (9) - Trustees Week 2018

Trustees Week celebrating Trustees across Denbighshire

As part of Trustees Week 2018 which runs from 12th – 16th November, DVSC will be holding a series of events on the theme of creating a safe organisational culture.

As the membership body for volunteers, voluntary and community groups, third sector organisations and social enterprises in Denbighshire, DVSC is taking part in UK wide celebrations for Trustees Week which will involve a number of exciting trustee events from 12th – 16th November 2018.

Creating a safe organisational culture is crucial to the smooth running of any third sector organisation, but in a fast-changing environment which places increasing pressures on organisations, trustees need accessible guidance to support them in ensuring & maintaining high standards in this area.

Helen Wilkinson, DVSC’s Chief Executive, says: “Trustees' Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

It is also a great opportunity to say thank you to trustees. We encourage all of our members to give a shout out to their trustees who give their time voluntarily and make an enormous contribution to the third sector in Denbighshire.

We would like to do a shout out to thank Beth Taylor, Liz Ward Hughes, Les Starling and Pam Boyd, DVSC trustees for their contribution this year.”

Trustee Responsibilities and Code of Conduct

Monday 12th Nov 4.30 – 7pm

Funding Surgery

Have a 1:1 with a funder to discuss your ideas, find out about other grants and funds. Come and have your free Organisational Health Check.

Wednesday 14th November 10am – 12pm

DVSC is also asking people living and working in Denbighshire to think about whether they know a trustee (or group of trustees) who have made a real difference to a voluntary and community group, organisation and the community over the last year and to nominate them for a Celebratory Trustee Shout Out.

If you know someone who deserves to be recognised email - providing name, contact details, and why (in no more than 250 words) their trustee efforts deserve to be celebrated. If you have a photograph to share all the better. You can also fill in the form on our website here -

For more information on any of the above events, please call 01824 702 441, email or visit

Notes to Editors

About DVSC

Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council, DVSC, the County Voluntary Council operating in Denbighshire. Our mission is to build resilient communities through voluntary action, and social enterprise, provide excellent support for our members and to be an influential voice in Denbighshire and North Wales.

DVSC works closely with North Wales CVCs, and is a member of the Wales Association of County Voluntary Councils (WACVC) which in partnership with the Wales Council of Voluntary Associations (WCVA) forms the partnership that makes up Third Sector Support Wales.

For further information contact Helen Wilkinson, DVSC’s Chief Executive, 01824 702 441 or 07713 997 075

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