"People have chaotic lives then you see them a few years later..."
12 November 2016
It’s Trustees Week, so we’re celebrating our own Board of Trustees – big-hearted individuals who give up their time to make sure Porchlight is the best it can be. Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about its work.
Celia Glynn-Williams has a message for anyone considering becoming a Porchlight trustee: “It’s extremely fulfilling.”
Celia brings decades of marketing and business expertise to Porchlight (she is currently Head of Communications at Canterbury City Council). She joined our board of trustees in 2008 after moving back to Kent from London.
“I was brought up in Kent and wanted to give something back to the community,” she explains. “On becoming a trustee, I was struck by Porchlight’s caring approach to its work and the impact it has on people’s lives.”
Celia helped us develop new approaches to making sure our services are well funded. She also helped Porchlight raise its profile in the Kent community.
Ultimately, seeing people escape the streets and rebuild their lives is what matters most to Celia.
“People come in with chaotic lives, and sometimes you see them a few years later when they’re established in their own home and with a job. It makes it all worthwhile. It’s terrific to be involved with a charity that makes a big difference to other people’s lives.”