How long have you been a Field Lane trustee? I am the longest serving trustee, having been with Field Land for nine years. I have seen a lot of change over this time, especially during the first few years of my tenure. In those early days, I was involved in making some substantial structural and financial changes, putting in place robust procedures to ensure the charity’s survival and future growth. Why did you choose Field Lane? I come from a privileged background and felt s
We are delighted to have received a generous donation from the Rosca Trust. Based in Southend, Essex, the trust was originally set up by a local builder, who was well known in the area, the late William Thorby. It supports a wide range of local community charities, particularly those working with people who are disadvantaged, disabled, or excluded from society. The donation we received will be used to fund the garden refurbishment at our supported housing project in Southend.
How long have you been a trustee for Field Lane? I have been a trustee with Field Lane for four years. I sit on the quality and development committee. Why did you choose Field Lane? I feel that Field Lane chose me. I had not considered becoming a voluntary board member but knew a previous trustee who told me the charity was seeking a trustee with housing and social care experience and suggested that I apply. I work in the social housing sector and, like many of my peers, hadn
We have many joint project activities, with our clients coming together for birthday parties, summer BBQs and other occasions. Sometimes friendships form, as they did with Simon and Haley. They recently had a date at the Crab Tree in Camberley. Simon said: “We like each other but are taking it slow, so we get to know each other more.” In addition to learning disabilities, many of our clients have other challenging and complex needs, including autism. Our aim is to support all