The Gissing Trust needs your help! Can you bring new skills and experience to the Trust’s committee or help in other ways by volunteering a few hours each year?
Back in 1978, Wakefield Civic Society and Wakefield Historical Society, with the help of others, set up The Gissing Trust, which became a registered charity in 1979. The aim was to acquire and preserve the boyhood home in Thompson’s Yard of George Gissing (1857-1903), the Wakefield-born Victorian novelist.
The Gissing Centre was opened in Thompson’s Yard, off Westgate, in 1990 and displays memorabilia, books and an exhibition about the author and his life. The centre is run by the trustees of the Trust and volunteer stewards and opens to the public, principally on Saturday afternoons during the summer months but also by arrangement at other times.
The Trust is now looking for new Trustees (committee members), including a new Hon. Secretary/Treasurer, and volunteer stewards who will help to take the Trust forward and to run the Gissing Centre.
The duties are not onerous!
Does this interest you? Can you help? Would you like to find out more?
If so, you can contact the current Acting Hon. Secretary/Treasurer, Anthony Petyt, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can attend the next committee meeting of the Trust which will be held at the Gissing Centre on Wednesday, 2nd March at 10.30 am. Please get in touch with Anthony to let him know that you would like to attend.
The Trust would welcome expressions of interest from people with modern IT skills such as website management and social media but these skills are not essential to be either a committee member or steward.
You can find out more about George Gissing and the Gissing Centre here.