Officers Retire

The Trowbridge Fundraising Branch have had a change at the top following the retirement of Tino Polledri and Jeanne Ingham-Law as Chair and Secretary respectively.
Tino Polledri has stepped down after 33 years on the Trowbridge committee, during which time the small branch has raised more than £600,000 for the cancer unit at Bath’s Royal United Hospital.  Tino, who was branch chairman of the Trowbridge committee for 30 years, has also retired as a trustee of the main charity, having been vice chair for many years.
Tino explains “My time as chairman of the Trowbridge branch and vice chair of trustees of the BCUSG has been very rewarding over the years and with the outstanding support of my committee, I believe we have achieved a great deal. It’s a highlight every time that we can purchase new equipment for the RUH.   Colleagues, friends and the public have always supported our fundraising events and have been extremely helpful when needed. Looking back, it has been a great time and I am extremely proud to have been associated with the BCUSG.”
Jeanne Ingham-Law retires after many years on the Trowbridge committee, having stepped down as a trustee of the main charity last year. Jeanne decided to raise money for the cancer unit after her husband, John, received treatment for leukaemia at the RUH in 1990.

“Over the years I have served as treasurer and secretary - both at the same time when our numbers were low - and feel proud to have helped ensure the treatment and facilities at the Bath Cancer Unit are second to none,” said Jeanne.   “I have enjoyed working with committee members both past and present but special thanks go to Tino for his support and friendship. I would also like to give my very best wishes to the Trowbridge committee for its continued success.”

Tino & Jeanne with the Mayor of Bath in May 2013

The Trowbridge committee will miss Tino and Jeanne very much - but know that the pair deserve a well earned rest after working so hard and diligently for the Charity for over 30 years.   And feel sure they will pop up at future events to ensure the local branch are still doing everything correctly!

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