Joseph, a public member said: “I have been a member of the Foundation Trust since it began in 2007 and have always tried to take advantage of any of the opportunities to attend meetings or events over the years whenever I can.
“Even though I haven’t received any of their services I still think it’s important to know what RDaSH provides in my community and, who knows, I might need them in the future.
“Because of work and home commitments the time I have contributed to being a member has been limited, but I have always read the members newsletter with interest and I am always keen to hear about what is happening locally and in the Trust as a whole.
“Since my retirement last year I have more time to spare and have decided to stand as a governor in the current elections. This way I can work more closely with the Trust in the interests of members and the local community.”