Anti-violence charity seeks new board members

AN international anti-violence charity is looking to put its trust in local people by appointing three new board members.

The White Ribbon Campaign, which has a United Kingdom base in Mytholmroyd, is on the look out for three new trustees.

Chris Green, Director of The White Ribbon Campaign, said: “This is a great opportunity to make a difference - bringing about radically different attitudes to violence can save lives.

“This offers the chance for individuals to help manage the national branch of an international charity which is an especially rare opportunity in the Calder Valley.

“Ideally we would want people who are recently retired because they will be full of energy and have a wealth of experience.

“They could also bring their professional expertise to the company.

“Experience of running a company would also be helpful because they could help us with our strategy and say ‘you should be doing this’ or ‘you should be doing that’.”

“But if it was someone younger then they would need to be energetic and raring to go.”

Trustees are responsible for overseeing the managing of the organisation and setting its strategic direction.

Meetings are held four times a year and any necessary training is provided.

In the event of the organisation ceasing to trade the individual liability of each trustee is limited to £1.

The White Ribbon campaign was founded in Canada in 198 with the aim of reducing violence in society and in particular that perpetrated by men against women.

In the Calder Valley it has the support of both Hebden Royd and Todmorden Town councils.

For more information contact Chris on 01422 886545 or email