Meet Felicity - Trustee
Felicity became a Trustee of Dementia Jersey in 2012 after some years of using our services when caring for her husband. A Chartered Accountant with an MBA, Felicity contributes to the Dementia Jersey’s strategy and finances by sitting on the Strategy and Finance committees.
We asked Felicity the following questions about being a trustee:
Why did you decide to become a Trustee for Dementia Jersey?
When I was caring for my husband who was living with dementia, I found great support in the services of the charity, particularly in what was then the Friendship group. Later, when I was invited to become a Trustee, I was happy to accept, with a view to helping to expand support for those impacted by dementia on the Island.
How do your skills and experiences benefit Dementia Jersey as a charity?
I have lived experience as a carer of close family members, both in Jersey and in the UK - as have many of the Trustees. This means I appreciate the value of what Dementia Jersey can offer but can also challenge if there is more I feel we could or should be doing.
I am the longest serving trustee and so can offer the history and context.
I am also an accountant and serve on the Finance and Strategy Committees.
What do you enjoy about being a trustee for Dementia Jersey?
I enjoy hearing from people who say what a positive difference Dementia Jersey has made to them.
I enjoy my all too rare trips to Musical Memories.
I enjoy reading the reports from the Lived Experience Advisory Panel, very good to have this quality of feedback on a range of issues.
I have enjoyed working with different trustees over the years, attending the Alzheimer Europe conference with Jim Hollywood and Michaela was a highlight.
This evening the Finance Committee agreed to recommend a 2023 “growth” budget to the Trustees, which, if accepted, will enable an expansion of services, activities and new initiatives.