Welcome new Trustee, Sarah Freeman

Volunteers 20 May 2022

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre would like to announce the appointment of a new trustee, Sarah Freeman.

Sarah has 35 years experience working in finance across the North West of England within a Branch Network, Risk Management of those branches and Retail Transformation. Sarah has volunteered with Girlguiding for over 22 years, currently a Unit Leader for Rainbows and has been District Commissioner and Division Treasurer. She also worked for the Civil Service.

Sarah was a Support Worker for 5 years with Wigan and Leigh Young Carers and volunteered with the Transition Group (aged 16-24) helping to encourage the aspirations of Young Carers, undertake activities they may not normally be able to take part in and encourage team building, communication, training opportunities and much more.

Sarah said “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre following the merger of the adult carers centre and young carers, it’s an exciting time with a refreshed board and new CEO. The Charity will make a real difference to the Carers of Wigan and Leigh and I look forward to catching up with some familiar faces and meeting new carers of all ages.”

Sarah is a mum to two girls and hopefully will be able to draw on the experience of having worked with Young Carers to ensure that carers voices are heard and that they receive or have access to the help or support they would like.

Appointed through an extensive recruitment process, Sarah has joined our group of dedicated Trustees.

Chief Officer, Bernadette Ashcroft said, “I am delighted that Sarah has joined our Board of Trustees. I believe that the knowledge, expertise, and innovation that Sarah will bring will add to the diversity of skillset we already have.  Sarah’s extensive knowledge and personal skills will, I am sure, prove invaluable to us as we look to continue the amazing work of our charity.”

Welcome aboard Sarah. Exciting times are ahead for WLCC and the unpaid carers we champion.