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Celebrating our Trustees this Trustees Week

Celebrating our Trustees this Trustees Week

November 5th – 11th is the third annual Trustees Week. Organised by the Charity Commission, Trustees Week gives us a chance to showcase the great work that our trustees do.


UK Youth trustees are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and we are extremely grateful for the valuable and diverse contributions they make to the effective governance of the organisation.


Kate Boddington a Management Consultant for the The Berkeley Partnership has been a Trustee of UK Youth for three years. In that time she has been involved in a wide range of the charities activities beginning with the Centenary celebrations in 2010 and quickly including strategic development and major events. Today Kate leads our Business Development Advisory Forum, and is Chairing our Youth Achievement Foundations Steering Committee which overseas the development and expansion of our 13 independent schools network.


Kate's programme delivery and strategy experience has been invaluable not only in the programmes she has led on but more broadly as we have sought to establish new corporate programmes such as Starbucks Youth Action, O2 Think Big and most recently Microsoft Youth Hubs.


'I am passionate about giving young people the opportunity to have access to education, to community projects and for the positive contribution of young people to be recognised more broadly. I'm pleased to have been actively involved in a number of recent successful bids for government, corporate and private finance to enable some of UK Youth's most important programmes to be put in place.' Kate Boddington, Management Consultant, The Berkeley Partnership and UK Youth Trustee


UK Youth's Trustee board also includes three young trustees who ensure the views of young people are reflected across the charity, which is seen as a model of sector good practice. UK Youth's Youth Steering Group UK Youth Voice elected Dennis Fick, aged 20,to became one of the three youth trustees for 2012.


'People often become trustees to 'give something back', but trustees can learn and develop new skills that can open up new opportunities for them, and be vital when looking for work in the current climate.' Dennis Fick, UK Youth Voice PR Representative and UK Youth Trustee


"I'm immensely grateful for the energy, creativity and enthusiasm brought by the Trustees Board at UK Youth, without whom none of the great work we champion would be possible. I'd urge anyone interested in becoming to contact ' Chief Executive Charlotte Hill


The Charity Commission estimates that almost half of all charities have at least one vacancy on their board. Research carried out by the campaign United Futures demonstrates that there are many mutual benefits for both individuals and organisations that explore opportunities to work in partnership across sectors.