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Charity chairman

Charity, Carers Support West Sussex, has announced the appointment of Robert Adams as its new chairman of the board of trustees. Robert succeeds Alan Botterill who has served as interim chairman for the past 20 months. Alan will continue to serve as a trustee director.


The West Sussex charity supports nearly 24,000 carers living in West Sussex who find themselves in an unpaid caring role for family members, friends and children living with a range of life limiting conditions.


They provide services including a dedicated carer response line open six days a week, more than 50 monthly carers groups, a carer learning and wellbeing programme offering free workshops and a carer equipment service to support those in a caring role.


Robert has a wealth of experience to bring to the table. Qualifying in business management and marketing, overseeing maritime operations, travel commerce and marketing teams right through to becoming a practice director of a sizeable law firm, Robert has subsequently held a number of trustee roles in the charity sector.


Speaking about his new role, Robert said:


“I am very pleased to be appointed as chairman, and having worked closely with Alan and most recently with Sonia Mangan, our new chief executive, I now feel ready to take on the full responsibility. We want Carers Support to continue on its path of growth to provide help to even more carers right across West Sussex and especially when they or their loved ones are unfortunately in hospital.


“Our charity has a great ethos in supporting the whole person in their need, who may be caring for a loved one in so many different ways. During my time with the charity to date, I have been incredibly impressed with the dedication and passion of our front-line staff and volunteers, who so diligently deliver our services and manage such a wide variety of support groups for carers.”


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