Hello! I am Melissa,I have been a Trustee at the Walthamstow Toy Library and Play Centre for three years.
Being a trustee means I can directly affect how the organisation contributes to the wider community; whether it’s running free breastfeeding support sessions for parents, expanding our services through outreach work, or co-ordinating toy donations.
My background is in event management; I love helping to organise and run our popular fundraising events like the annual May Fair and Christmas Grotto.
I don’t think you don’t need to have any specific skills to be a trustee, just lots of enthusiasm, time and dedication.
For me, it’s been a great way to expand my knowledge and skills whilst being a full time Mum and I have made lots of great friends along the way.