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Three new trustees at arts charity

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Impact Arts will welcome the new faces to its board. 

A Scottish charity that works to help people and communities transform their lives through art and creativity has announced the appointment of three new trustees. 

Impact Arts has recently brought the three new faces on board as they launch their new five-year strategic plan, Transforming Lives Through Creativity.

Trustees have been carefully selected for their alignment with Impact Arts’ mission and organisational objectives and bring a combined wealth of experience and skills.

Wendy Halliday, director of See Me Scotland, brings 30 years of public health experience and has a long-standing interest in improving mental health and reducing the stigma experienced by people as a result of their mental health.

Impact Arts has a significant track record of using our creative engagement techniques to improve the wellbeing and mental health of people of all ages.

Kieran Daly, head of market building at Social Investment Scotland (SIS) will also join the team.

In the last year, Impact Arts has launched their exciting new events and venue hire social enterprise The Boardwalk, in Glasgow’s Merchant City. 

Kieran joins the Impact Arts Board at this pivotal time in the development of the organisation and brings invaluable experience of the social enterprise sector in Scotland through his role at SIS and as a trustee with Social Enterprise Scotland.

Angela Morrell, senior manager education and communities directorate for North Ayrshire Council, is the final appointment. 

North Ayrshire is a key focus for Impact Arts’ work and the organisation has been delivering projects across the local authority for over 20 years and has their permanent base there in Irvine.

It is important to Impact Arts that the local authority is represented in our board of trustees as such a key focus for our creative delivery including children’s art therapy, family support, youth engagement project CashBack to the Future and youth and parental employability programmes.

Charity director, Fiona Doring, said: “We are delighted to have Wendy, Kieran and Angela join us as trustees, each bringing a wealth of experience and skills to the role. We look forward to continuing to take the organisation forward, and supporting people to get all the benefits that engaging with the arts can bring.”