We have said thank you and goodbye to three long-standing trustees on our board.
Tom Bromwich, Louise Beard (pictured with SLSW CEO Dominic Spayne) and Cheryl Lewis (pictured on her own) have now left the board and received a hamper each full of local food goods as a thank you.
Tom joined the board in the Summer 2018.
“I think the thing that gives me most pride, albeit there were numerous difficulties, was that the organisation came through the pandemic,” he said.
“These were the most extraordinary and challenging times that many of us have ever experienced.”
And what made Tom join our board?
“For much of my career I had worked with people with disabilities and long term health conditions in an operational capacity I also had experience around governance and compliance. So I thought my skills might be useful to somebody,” he said.
“I was aware of the great work SLSW did as my employer, before I retired, as I had an office suite in Zealley House.
“My friend and ex colleague Cheryl Lewis was a Trustee and suggested I may like to join the organisation and the rest is history!
“Going forward, I won’t have much spare time as we are providing childcare for my young granddaughter Iris for a few days a week which keeps us pretty busy.”
Louise has been on the board since May 2014 and has seen the charity grow.
“I’m most proud of seeing the service expand into Somerset,” she said.
Louise originally heard about SLSW through a previous trustee Trevor Eardley.
“When I learnt about the organisation it touched my heart and I had to get involved.”
Working full time, Louise said she is extremely busy, but will still keep in touch with SLSW.
“I will keep up to date on SLSW following on social media. It will be hard to let go totally,” she said.