Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 6 March 2021
HINCKLEY’S BOND STREET-based Museum are looking for new Trustees to join their team and help develop the well-loved local history museum further over the next five to 10 years.
Volunteers working with the Hinckley and District Museum have taken to social media with an appeal for more Hinckley residents to join part of their team and become a Trustee.
The Museum are a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), who operate wholly through the help of their volunteers who tell the story and heritage of Hinckley and its surrounding areas.
They are seeking people from all backgrounds and communities who will help deliver their vision and plans to keep the popular local history spot sustainable for the future.
Young adults with an interest in local history and heritage are being urged to sign up to help out.
A statement from the appeal reads: “We are keen to encourage younger people with an interest with an interest in heritage who are looking to develop their understanding of the Museum sector.”
Judy Peatfield, Publicity Officer for Hinckley’s volunteer-led Concordia Theatre, has encouraged younger residents to sign up.
Judy said: “Come on you youngsters. Get involved in your local heritage. You will be amazed at just how much pleasure you will get [from the experience].”
The volunteers, who are responsible for looking after the Museum, are expecting new Trustees to remain on the Board for up to three years.
The Trustee Board are after a range of skills and abilities, and welcome trustees from any background who are enthusiastic, and committed – they are hoping to get those skills in marketing, communication skills, and IT on board, to ‘promote and extend the scope of the Museum’s activities’.
The Board of Trustees formally meet up approximately once every six weeks.
If you would like to get involved and discuss this further, Ann Crabtree, The Chairman is able to be contacted through the Museum’s designated email address of firstname.lastname@example.org.