Following a hugely successful 12 months for LoveBrum, the charity has kicked off the new year with the announcement that two new trustees have joined. Millennium Point CEO, Judith Armstrong, and Joint Managing Director of Simkiss Guy Recruitment, Rebecca Simkiss, have been named as the most recent additions to the board of trustees.
After a tidal wave of supporters joining the charity over the past year, LoveBrum continues to build its momentum with the announcement of new trustees Judith Armstrong and Rebecca Simkiss. Judith joins the team as new deputy chairperson trustee with Becky stepping in to support with membership.
Talking about her new role as trustee at LoveBrum, Judith said “I’m thrilled to have become an official trustee for LoveBrum – a charity whose work I’ve admired for a while now. Supporting projects and organizations, and creating opportunities through collaborative working – whether that’s through the local community, business sector, the learning community or young people and families – are the ways in which Millennium Point Trust carries out its work.
“Indeed, over the last six years alone, the work of Millennium Point Trust has seen over £4 million invested in charitable projects that have benefited our great city. And with the arrival of HS2 and the exciting developments taking shape in Eastside, Millennium Point will soon become the gateway for the city so it’s important now more than ever that we show our support to ambitious organisations like LoveBrum that are ultimately aiming to make Birmingham an even better place.”
Last year marked a year full of achievement for LoveBrum as it introduced a new monthly voting system for members, which saw 12 local charities and organisations awarded £24,000 of funding in order for them to continue to work towards making a better Birmingham. LoveBrum have partnered with several businesses and charity organisations to help promote awareness, provide material donations and volunteering. These include JLR, Resorts World, Clements and Church and more.
Rebecca Simkiss added “Having worked closely with the charity over the last year, both through SimkissGuy Recruitment and as the charity partner for BPS Birmingham, I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the board of trustees at LoveBrum.
“The charity is so unique and I am incredibly passionate about the work LoveBrum delivers, supporting hidden gem projects across the region.We have a brilliant base of members already in place and have created amazing momentum so far, and I am looking to expand this significantly over the coming year!”
LoveBrum’s monthly voting continues in 2017, placing the spotlight on individual projects at the start of each week, with LoveBrum members then having the opportunity during the final week to vote for the cause they deem most deserving.
To find out more about LoveBrum and the work they do in the local community and how you can get involved, please visit them http://lovebrum.org.uk.