The Highs and Lows of Life as a Trustee

We asked Roundabout’s Trustees what were the highs and lows of their role supporting the charity, here is what they said:

“Highs: seeing the energy and dedication of the whole team, and the difference that’s making to people’s lives.  Lows: cake doesn’t work on Zoom – roll on the return of real life meetings!”

“Just before a Trustee meeting there can be a lot of reading to get through, but the papers that you read offer a real insight into what is happening and all the amazing, hard work that goes into running Roundabout. They also reflect the genuine care and compassion with which all the dramatherapists approach their work – so I wouldn’t call that a ‘low’!”

“Being a trustee is a great way of using skills gained in industry. It can be demanding but it has been some of the most rewarding work I have done. It is a pleasure to work with the team at Roundabout and to hear about the amazing work the charity does with vulnerable people.”

“One of the lows of being a trustee is the challenge of trying to keep on top of what is going on in the organisation. The highs include being involved in such a well run, and compassionate organisation that provides so much help and support for so many. “

“I have been a Roundabout trustee for many years now and enjoy being part of such a committed and positive organisation.  Travelling back from committee meetings when the Hindhead tunnel has been closed has not been fun!”