Update from Barry Ward, Chairman

“I have decided, after more than 10 years as Chairman of SSW’s Board of Trustees, that the time is right to stand down – both as Chairman and as a Trustee. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in those roles during which SSW has extended the range of services it offers. Everything the Board has done has been aimed at supporting our members in their daily lives. In so doing, working with the members has certainly opened my eyes (no pun intended) and given me some memorable moments.

My thanks to all my fellow Trustees and to all the staff and volunteers who have been so supportive during my time as Chairman.

I hope to remain as a volunteer with SSW, initially supporting the 1:1 driver service but also helping wherever Katie Simmons (SSW Volunteer Co-ordinator) feels I could be helpful.

The SSW Trustees have elected Cherry Ward to replace me. I will stand down as Chairman from 31st January but will remain a “silent” Trustee until a number of admin changes (eg signatories for banking) can be implemented.”