New trustees wanted for leading sight loss charity

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has just announced it is looking to recruit two new trustees to join its board.

This leading national charity aims to increase awareness and understanding of the needs and aspirations of blind and partially sighted people with a focus on improving opportunities for engagement, education and employment.


Mervyn Williamson, TPT’s Chair of Trustees, said: “We are particularly looking to recruit two trustees who have experience in communications and service delivery to join us on the board.

“Our trustees provide governance and leadership and we work as a team to look after everything the charity does.

“Becoming a trustee, whether for TPT or another charity, is a great way to share your skills, experience and time with an organisation that is making a real difference to people’s lives. It’s also an opportunity to develop your own leadership skills and create new connections.

“An understanding of the not-for-profit sector, lived experience of sight loss and previous board experience is beneficial but not essential.”


The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31 May.

To find out more and to apply please visit

TPT seeks two new trustees – Thomas Pocklington Trust


Read more on Thomas Pocklington Trust’s vision, purpose and strategy.

Read more about our trustees in our meet the team page.




For further information or images please contact: Penny Wilkinson, Thomas Pocklington Trust, or call 07974 578 637.


Editors’ Notes

About Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity dedicated to enabling and empowering blind and partially sighted people of all ages to live the life they want to lead. We are committed to increasing awareness and understanding of their needs and aspirations, to working with partners and to developing and implementing services which meet these needs to increase independence and improve lives. These include:

  • Acting as an advocate and positive change agent for blind and partially sighted people.
  • Creating opportunities for blind and partially sighted people seeking employment.
  • Enabling opportunities and supporting blind and partially sighted people whilst in and entering education.
  • Facilitating the voice and encouraging self-determination of blind and partially sighted people.
  • Being an effective partner and grant funder based on our knowledge of the sector.

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