It’s Trustees’ Week from 1st-5th November 2021 and we’re hoping to give you an idea what it’s like to be a trustee with Pseudomyxoma Survivor. Trustees are changemakers and becoming a charity trustee is a significant way you can have your strategic input to Pseudomyxoma Survivor.
I have only recently become a trustee for Pseudomyxoma Survivor. I applied to become a trustee because, from a family carer’s perspective, I have an understanding of many unique and difficult challenges faced by those diagnosed with a very rare cancer such as pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) – where late and/or misdiagnosis, and feelings of isolation are sadly all too common stories.
As such, I can clearly see the value and importance of a patient focused charity for those diagnosed with PMP and their families. The support we offer is varied, for example, online support and through our small grants scheme. Ensuring such avenues of support for patients and their families are available is what motivates me as a trustee.
If you would like to more about Pseudomyxoma Survivor, then get in touch with us. To find out more about becoming a trustee, you might be interested in these resources:
- How Charities Work, Becoming a trustee
- Getting OnBoard, How to become a charity trustee: a free guide
- The Charity Commission, The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3)