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Embracing Diversity: Trustees’ Week 2023

Published: 08 November 2023
Updated: 15 November 2023
carers worldwide trustees

This Trustees’ Week (6th-10th November 2023), we stand together with charitable organisations across the UK, celebrating the theme: 'Many voices. Working together. With purpose.' It resonates deeply with our commitment to making a difference for unpaid family caregivers in low- and middle-income countries. 

Celebrating Our Trustees

As we celebrate, let's take a moment to reflect on the qualities we value in our trustees and appreciate the strength and distinct perspectives and skills of our current Board of Trustees. Each trustee's unique talents, viewpoints, and experiences are highly valued. When these voices converge, they come together like pieces of a puzzle, guiding our collective decision-making with purpose.

“Being Chair of Trustees is a big responsibility – but so rewarding! Bringing together the huge and diverse talents of our brilliant trustees and the staff team unlocks so much expertise, rich thinking and different perspectives to ensure we deliver lasting change is inspiring and invigorating. And, importantly, so much fun!”

Jonathan Freeman, MBE, Chair of Trustees

trustees at 10 year report launch

Passion for Our Mission

What we look for in our trustees is a passion for our mission, dedication, and a willingness to collaborate. We seek individuals who bring a wide array of skills, experiences, and perspectives to the table. Their diverse backgrounds and unique viewpoints enrich our decision-making processes, shaping our charity's strategic direction with wisdom and innovation, and helping us navigate the complex challenges our charity faces.

“I’m proud to be a trustee of Carers Worldwide. The tenacity, creativity and determination with which the charity approaches the challenge to make changes in the lives of carers in South Asia is inspiring. Being a trustee gives me the opportunity to bring my business background to the charity sector which is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling for me and gives me a healthy focus for my overactive brain!”

Nicole Hunter, Carers Worldwide Trustee

A Culture of Excellence

Our Board of Trustees fosters a culture of excellence, enabling creative ideas to flow freely for the public benefit with key responsibilities including governance, fiduciary duty, compliance, mission safeguarding, risk management, driving meaningful impact, and ensuring the charity operates within its legal and regulatory framework.

“It is an honour to be a trustee of this small but mighty charity. The work that they do and the outcomes they achieve is truly inspiring.”

Ian Yates, Carers Worldwide Trustee

Trustee meeting November 2022

The Importance of Diversity

The importance of diversity on our board cannot be overstated. It reflects not only the primary stakeholders we serve but also enhances the quality of our decisions. By harnessing the power of various perspectives, we strengthen our charity, foster innovation, and ensure that our actions align with the needs of those we aim to help. 

“Trustees’ Week is a perfect time to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of our trustees and the diverse voices that make our charity stronger, allowing us to create a brighter, more inclusive future for all.”

Anil Patil, Carers Worldwide Founder & Executive Director

About Carers Worldwide

Carers Worldwide is a charity that helps support unpaid carers in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Your donations help us create support groups and opportunities in these countries that allow some of the most vulnerable people in the world to live fulfilling lives whilst caring for their loved ones. 

We have recently won an award for a film we produced. Read about us winning the mental health category at the Big Syn International Film Festival and watch the film.

Read about the Carers Worldwide Carers Charter for more information about what we do.