TTBS appeal for Industry support underway

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The Timber Trades’ Benevolent Society is currently appealing for industry support on a number of aspects of their work.

The Society would be pleased to hear from any timber industry members who would be prepared to give a little of their personal time to join one of the Regional Committees and/or be prepared to act as Beneficiary visitors.

In 2017, the Society provided over £147,000 in benefits & grants to their Beneficiaries and has capacity to expand the number of recipients.

There are nine Regional committees covering Scotland, North East & Cumbria, Yorkshire & Humberside, Midlands, London, Home Counties & East Anglia, Southern, South Wales, Bristol & Western Counties and the North West.

These Committees are represented on the main Board of Management and are responsible for organising numerous fantastic social events in their regions and most importantly, visiting the Beneficiaries in their area to ensure a “local” connection.

The Society would be pleased to hear from any timber industry members who would be prepared to give a little of their personal time to join one of the Regional Committees and/or be prepared to act as Beneficiary visitors.

The Society continues to actively seek additional Beneficiaries to support and assist as needed. Close consideration will always be given to new applications from any ex timber trade employee who might need assistance, having retired on a low income or having fallen on hard times due to long term illness.

Applicants need to have served at least 5 to 10 years in the timber industry as an ex-employee of accredited TRA members, engineered timber companies or preservative plant operating companies.

In 2017, the Society provided over £147,000 in benefits & grants to their Beneficiaries and has capacity to expand the number of recipients.

Historically, most of referrals & applications have come from timber companies, SSAFA, RBL and from existing Beneficiaries who keep in touch with old friends & colleagues from their work places.

However, the Society feels it best if more could be done by companies to inform their retirees of the availability of help from the the TTBS – this particularly applies to company HR departments, who tend to be the final contact when an employee is retiring or is absent due to long term sickness

Please contact Ivan Savage TTBS General Manager & National President

Email:info@ttbs.org.uk or Tel: 08448 922205 for further information.

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