Welcome to Our New Trustees: Jonny Kidd and Dr Michael Carter

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of two new trustees, Jonny Kidd and Dr Michael Carter, to The Joshua Tree Board. Their extensive experience and dedication will undoubtedly bring immense value to our charity as we continue to support families affected by childhood cancers.

Meet Jonny Kidd - Media & Marketing Trustee

Jonny Kidd has over 25 years of experience in the media industry. In 2004, he founded his own media agency, showcasing his entrepreneurial spirit and expertise in the field. Jonny has been an active member of The Joshua Tree Income Advisory Group since 2022, contributing valuable insights and strategies to support our fundraising efforts. His background in media and his commitment to our cause make him a fantastic addition to our board.

Meet Dr Michael Carter - Counselling and Therapeutic services

Dr Michael Carter is a Chartered Psychologist who dedicated 33 years to the NHS before retiring. His extensive experience in the healthcare sector, particularly in mental health, provides invaluable knowledge and perspective to our board. Michael is actively involved in various organisations, including serving as a trustee/director at North West Cancer Research. His commitment to improving the lives of those affected by cancer aligns perfectly with our mission at The Joshua Tree.

Why Trustees Are Important to Our Charity

Trustees play a crucial role in the governance and oversight of The Joshua Tree. Their responsibilities include:

· Governance and Oversight: Trustees set the strategic direction and policies of the charity, ensuring it is well-managed and adheres to its mission.

· Financial Management: They oversee the charity's financial health, including budgeting, fundraising, and ensuring that funds are used effectively and appropriately.

· Legal and Regulatory Compliance: Trustees ensure the charity complies with relevant laws, regulations, and best practices.

· Risk Management: They identify and manage risks to the charity's operations and reputation.

· Accountability and Reporting: Trustees ensure transparent reporting to stakeholders, including donors, beneficiaries, and regulatory bodies.

· Support and Advocacy: They promote the charity's cause and support its staff and volunteers.

The role of a trustee is vital for the success and sustainability of The Joshua Tree. Our trustees provide guidance, oversight, and support, ensuring that we can continue to offer bespoke programmes of support to families facing the challenges of childhood cancers.

Warm Welcome to Jonny and Michael

We warmly welcome Jonny Kidd and Dr Michael Carter to The Joshua Tree Board. Their combined expertise in media and psychology, along with their passion for our mission, will help us expand our reach and impact even more families in need. We look forward to their contributions and are excited about the future of The Joshua Tree with their involvement.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights from our new trustees as they embark on this journey with us. Together, we can continue to make a real difference in the lives of families affected by childhood cancer.