Nisa charity appoints two new partner trustees

Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity has announced the appointment of two new trustees, who will support the charity’s activity and help shape its direction going forward.

The new trustees Valerie Ashton and Baz Aslam, both Nisa partners, join the existing board which comprises members of Nisa’s senior team and two independent trustees.

Aston joins from Proudfoot supermarket group where she worked for more than 28 years.

Proudfoot stores have supported local causes with more than £110,000 in donations raised through Making a Difference Locally to date.

“I look forward to having the chance to support and shape the work and strategic direction of the MADL charity, making a significant difference to a cause that matters to me,” Ashton said.

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“What inspires me most about MADL is how it supports small and local charities that people in our communities and across the UK would be lost without. Knowing that something I will be part of is able to contribute, to help transform a community, is really heartening.”

Whereas, Aslam has been running family business Fishpool News since 2008 and joined Nisa last year.

Aslam added: “I’d like to try to bring a different vision and drive to the charity as it has the ability to reach out to so many different areas of the community that need help but have limited options in getting it.”

“I have seen for myself in a short space of time what MADL is capable of achieving. I wish to help the charity and the hardworking people involved to make it better and help out as many people as we can.”

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