Trustee Recruitment

Would you enjoy becoming a trustee of ‘Daring to Dream’ to help provide leadership and direction to the organisation so that we can expand our reach and impact?

If so, please download the Trustee Application form here.

Please do contact Barbara Chidgey (Chair) via 07989 385114 or to discuss further.

Applications to be submitted by 8th October.

Daring to Dream is a young and ambitious charity, indeed we have just reached our first official birthday. What we do is to support the emotional health and wellbeing of patients in Wales by tangible means.

Daring to Dream’s Board of Directors is looking for additional directors to help provide leadership and direction to the organisation and enable the board to fulfil its responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation.

We wish to expand further the diversity of our Directors and would welcome applications from younger and more geographically diverse individuals as well as from those who have lived experience of chronic illness or disability, in order to develop our patient voice and insight.

At the moment, we are particularly searching for trustees with experience in Public Relations, Marketing, Social Media, Content Writing, Fundraising, Business Development, the Arts. Skills in Welsh are desirable. If you have experience in these areas, then you may be able to bring valuable knowledge and expertise into Daring to Dream.

Our trustees are unpaid Directors who meet regularly to oversee the work of the organisation. We meet via video conferencing, in order to be as inclusive as possible. It is a legal requirement that trustees must be over 18 years old.

Background information:
Daring to Dream is a charity set up to support the emotional health and wellbeing of patients in Wales who are under the care of hospital clinics across Wales. We have an initial (but not exclusive) focus in supporting both ward-based and community-based patients within the geographical area covered by Cardiff & the Vale University Health Board. As we develop, we will expand our impact into other health boards.

The emotional demand of being chronically, seriously, or critically ill, is on top of the immense physical demands generated by ill-health and accompanying treatments. For a patient to respond as well as possible on a physical level to their health challenges and treatments, it is essential that they also dig deep emotionally.

We aspire to help patients dare to dream that their life can still be full of colour and joy. Sarah and Bethan (members of the adult congenital heart disease team in University Hospital of Wales) explain the emotional impact for patients living with chronic conditions.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact Barbara Chidgey, Chair.

Contact details:
Please contact the Chair, Barbara Chidgey, via or by telephone on 07989 385114.

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