Wicksteed Park in appeal for trustees

Wicksteed Park wants to find people with certain skillsets to boost its charitable trust, which aims to promote founder Charles Wicksteed's vision of supporting the well-being of families locally
Wicksteed Park wants to find people with certain skillsets to boost its charitable trust, which aims to promote founder Charles Wicksteed's vision of supporting the well-being of families locally

A popular family attraction has launched a search for new trustees to help it develop over the coming years.

Wicksteed Park wants to find people with certain skillsets to boost its charitable trust, which aims to promote founder Charles Wicksteed’s vision of supporting the well-being of families locally.

The trust hopes people with backgrounds in areas as diverse as fundraising, tourism and education can volunteer their expertise for the sake of the park and its many thousands of visitors from across the county and beyond every year.

And the trust is especially keen to find people from the north of the county to join it.

The trust chairman Oliver Wicksteed is Charles Wicksteed’s great-grandson.

Appealing for potential new trustees, he said: “We are already fortunate to have a number of volunteers who help the park to run smoothly by donating their time and energy and we are always grateful for more.

“But the trust also now wishes to broaden its range of skills and experience by searching out professional people with the appropriate skillsets to help drive the overall strategy of the park.

“To this end we are seeking to appoint a number of additional trustees to the trust board.”

Robert Hunt, who will be handling the search process, added: “We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with backgrounds which may include fundraising, landscape architecture and design, children’s play, education and development, tourism, education, finance and green issues.

“Applications from those with relevant charitable experience or an understanding of the issues facing the East Midlands and specifically north Northamptonshire would also be welcome.”

The trust meets six times a year, although individuals can and do become involved in specific projects where their skills are relevant, which may result in a greater time commitment.

Trustees are not paid, although expenses from attending trust meetings are refunded.

Those interested should apply by emailing Robert Hunt at info@wicksteedpark.org stating how they would like to contribute to the trust.

A current CV should be included with the application.