Community-based HIV charity Lunch Positive is looking for trustees from all sections of the community, including though not exclusively people with HIV, to join its board.
The charity provides a range of unique and popular services that involve and support people in Brighton & Hove, and Sussex. During the first year of the Covid pandemic, the charity provided a frontline outreach of food and support to people at home, preparing and delivering almost 35,000 meals with volunteers giving over 14,000 hours of their time.
Since then it has developed its community outreach and resumed its well-attended face-to-face services including the HIV lunch club, food bank, community meals, new befriending scheme, new peer support and mental health projects.
The charity is highly successful in the support it provides within the community and has been recognised by Public Health England and health think-tank the King’s Fund for its locally unique and effective community based approaches.
With strong and active values of being community led, outward looking, collaborative, and putting beneficiaries at the centre of all work, the charity is now looking for more trustees to support the oversight and development of the charity.
Trustees are highly valued and play a key role in this, and this is an exciting time to join the board with many opportunities ahead for the charity. Previous experience of trusteeship is not necessary, and a well-resourced training programme is available to suit individual needs. For people new to trusteeship there is plenty of support from within the board.
The charity is planning a range of informal get-togethers, @LunchPositive or by Zoom, for people who are interested and would like to find out more, or people can apply directly by looking at the governance page on the website.
If you are interested and would like to know more, or would first like an informal chat, then you can get in touch in a variety of ways. Visit the charity website governance page at www.lunchpositive.org, email the service manager Gary Pargeter at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 07846 464384