We are Lingen Davies Cancer Fund; we exist to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin & Mid Wales.

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An opportunity has arisen for new trustees to join the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund at a really exciting time for our charity. Our £1.25 million 40th Anniversary Appeal has been a great success, and this appeal has funded innovative equipment, staff roles and support programmes to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer, here in our community.

We have been through some major strategic and operational changes, and these are continuing as we look beyond our 40th birthday and into an exciting future supporting people with cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales.

We are looking for a number of new trustees to support and contribute to this work as we enter the next phase of our development.

Lingen Davies Cancer Fund is here to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. We aim to ensure that people in our community have the best possible services and support during their treatment and beyond. Started in 1979 by Bernard Lingen, then Mayor of Shrewsbury, and local accountant Frank Davies, the charity has contributed the equivalent of £18million in today’s money to improve cancer services in the local area. We estimate that around 75,000 people have had their cancer treatment and care improved through the impact of the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

Throughout our appeal we have been building upon our existing base of highly successful community fundraising; growing our profile and links with local businesses and the wider health and charity sectors. We have big ambitions, and will be launching a new 5-year plan to grow and secure an amazing future for our cancer services.

We are looking for exceptional individuals to complement the skills of our existing and highly valued trustees. The trustees provide strategic direction and leadership, act as advocates for the organisation and support the CEO and staff team. They formulate and review strategy and progress made in its implementation, ensure that policy and practices are in keeping with our objects, and that Lingen Davies strives to achieve best practice in meeting legal and financial obligations.

The most important quality we are looking for is a genuine interest in supporting the objectives of the charity. We also need our trustees to be willing and able to form effective relationships both within and outside of the charity, ensuring that all opportunities to develop Lingen Davies Cancer Fund are fully realised. However, we are particularly interested in candidates who bring experience of communications and marketing, are practicing or recently retired solicitors, or have a medical background (ideally with a specific interest in cancer).

You do not need to have previous experience of being a trustee or working at board level. We understand that being a trustee needs to fit in with your other commitments, and will do our best to accommodate the needs of individuals in order to get the very best people involved in our board.

For further information about the role and to receive an application pack please email: Naomi Atkin, Chief Executive on naomi.atkin@lingendavies.co.uk

Deadline for expressions of interest: Monday 8th July 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with the HR Committee in the week beginning 22nd July 2019.

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