A charity which provides a friend in need to children across Warwickshire has expanded its board with the appointment of an experienced regional lawyer.
The charity was established in 1986 and has since matched more than 1,500 children who are in need for a variety of reasons with volunteers for friendship.
Tina, who has been at Leamington law firm Wright Hassall since 2016, will provide HR advice and offer her employment law expertise, as well as assist with fundraising initiatives.
Cheryll Rawbone, Chairman of The Friendship Project for Children, said: “We are delighted to have Tina on board.
“She brings with her a wealth of experience in employment law which will be a great asset to us as a small charity to help keep us up-to-date on legislation.
“We have such an enthusiastic team of volunteers already, and her own enthusiasm and joy at being part of a charity to help children is clear to see.”
Tina met the charity in her role as a mentor in the 22in22 Women in Business Mentoring programme – an exciting initiative delivered by the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce to support aspiring women in business throughout the region.
Her new role with the charity aligns to Wright Hassall’s 2025 plan, which launched in May and champions four staff commitments: career, environment, community, and clients.
Tina added: “I am thrilled to be joining the board of The Friendship Project for Children, offering my expertise to help support their fantastic work in the community.
“As a major skilled employer in the area, Wright Hassall is at the heart of growth in our region and is it important to support local businesses and organisations, with this new role aligning perfectly with our 2025 plan to support our local charities and organisations.”