Nominated for Trustee/Board Member of the Year is Gail Wallace from The Under 12’s Project.

Gail – previously a parent who brought her children along to groups run by Rainbow House – has been volunteering on the board for five years. When she first came into post, there were several uncertainties about roles within the board, however she (along with another member) drafted new policies for the project, sorted the employment law aspect and tackled long-standing issues all whilst delivering a community service for children, families and the wider community.

Gail has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills since day one when she found herself nominated as chairperson, and has since been in charge of several projects, and stepped in to deliver a summer programme. During this, she has also supported board members, encouraged others and used expertise from her job to assist staff members.

The Under 12’s project assure Gail has been fundamental in keeping it running. Good luck at the Volunteer Awards Gail!