13-17 November is Trusteesâ€™ Week â€“ a chance to honour our Trustees and celebrate what they do. BCTâ€™s Trustees work tirelessly to lead our development and keep our vision front and centre of our work. But the great majority of what they do is behind the scenes. Itâ€™s time to showcase the vital contribution they make.
Andrew Forsyth is BCT’s Chair of Trustees
Andrew Forsyth is our Chair of Trustees. He explains what the role involves and why he does it:
â€˜Being a Trustee is a big responsibility. Weâ€™re the people who help set BCTâ€™s direction and goals, who make sure we operate according to best practice and fulfil our legal obligations. We try to ensure BCT is wise in how it operates, but at the same time stays faithful to Godâ€™s calling, which can sometimes lead to a balancing act. It is a varied role, too, with quarterly meetings, reports to read, governance issues to keep on top of and also attending supporter and fundraising events.
â€˜So why do it do it? Mainly because I really believe in what BCT does. Itâ€™s so important to reach the worldâ€™s marginalised children and Iâ€™m really glad to be able to contribute to an organisation thatâ€™s doing that. I think our approach in empowering local projects to meet the needs of children in their communities is excellent. And it works. Weâ€™ve seen so many lives and communities transformed in the name of Jesus. It makes all the hard work worthwhile.â€™
Our Trustees play a crucial role in ensuring BCT is effective in its work, by supporting our excellent staff team. Weâ€™re recruiting for new Trustees, too. Could you help BCT to grow and achieve its vision? Click here to find out more.