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CAB in need on expert advisors
Bridport and District CAB wants new trustees with special expertise to help it avoid having to make painful cuts.
The CAB has a funding shortfall of around £20,000 and the trustees want to find a way to overcome it that won’t involve too much pain and to do that it needs help.
Trustee Roy Tarsnane said: “The trustee board is seeking ways to overcome it.
“We need three trustees, skilled in publicity, fundraising and IT to help avoid a funding deficit over the next three years.
“We want to find people with the expertise to help us.
“It is our duty to succeed if we can.”
Mr Tarsnane warned if they didn’t succeed there would be problems ahead.
He added: “If we fail we are going to have to look at the pain and see where it would be.
“We may have to take a raft of measures over the next few weeks, some of which may be painful.
The chairman of the CAB Bruce Willoughby said: “We help the community get back more than £800,000 a year, yet we find it difficult to cope with our own increasing financial pressures. We need help to do this.”
In common with many other charities and good causes it is getting harder and harder to submit successful funding applications, added Mr Tarsnane.
MP Oliver Letwin is coming on Friday, October 26, to support the CAB trustees’ presentation to local businesses for their support in the hope that cuts in the service can be avoided.
Anyone who can help the CAB, which is a limited liability charity, or who would like to know more, please contact the company secretary and trustee Mr Tarsnane on 01308 425298.