In celebration of Trustee Sherrie


After 14 years of service as a trustee on the board of YMCA Burton, Sherrie Burnham is stepping down as her term of office has ended.  Sherrie has helped steer the charity through numerous changes and challenging times over the years as well as being a familiar face at fundraising events and their annual Sleepout.

The board of trustees as a charity are all volunteers and have overall responsibility of the running of the charity ensuring it complies with its governing documents. Trustees use their skills and experience to support charities, helping them achieve their aims. Sherrie has done this in abundance over the years.

Sherrie, who specialises in Communications, said: “Little did I know that a request for my help as a Board Trustee more than a decade ago would last this long! I’m really proud of the YMCA and what the charity has achieved during my time and I will continue to support them outside of the board room.”

Paul Laffey, Chief Executive said “On behalf of our president, Ben Robinson, our chair of Trustees, Dr Charles, Pidsley, all of our trustees, staff and volunteers I would like to say a huge thank you to Sherrie Burnham for her long service as a trustee. She brought a wealth of knowledge and experience when it came to communications, marketing and fundraising to the board of Trustees and wider Charity. Her term of office on the board has come to an end. However, we are delighted that Sherrie will remain volunteering for the charity. Both Sherrie and her husband Alex are tremendous quiz players and are in the process of organising a quiz for the charity in the coming weeks. We are blessed at the YMCA to have such support.’

If you are interested in volunteering opportunities on the board of trustees in the areas of fundraising and marketing, housing, HR, finance, business or legal for YMCA Burton, please send an email to:


Photo attached: Past and present Trustees of YMCA Burton; (L-R) Sherrie Burnham, Alison Johnson, Jill, Ben Robinson (President) and Mike Costelloe.


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