I volunteered as a Trustee at a time when Greentop was undergoing a period of rapid and vigorous change. Having been involved with the organisation in one capacity or another since 1997, I felt it was time to ‘give something back’, by helping to sustain and grow our amazing resource. As organisation and communication are my key skills, I put myself forward for the role of Company Secretary. I had plenty of enthusiasm and determination, but precious little experience of governance, and it was a steep curve, learning to minute meetings accurately and file the Annual Returns! Thankfully the other Board members were there to support me. I have found the time commitment manageable, and there are all sorts of ways to get involved, from networking and fundraising, to safeguarding and recruitment. As a Trustee, I’m proud to be an ambassador for Greentop, and feel privileged to work alongside a stellar staff team for the benefit of our unique and fantastic circus community.