Our Media Director Kirsty Day has joined the Age UK Salford board of trustees – having had a long standing professional relationship with the organisation.
This relationship first started through her time as the Media and Campaigns officer for the North West at Alzheimer’s Society for two years before founding Yellow Jigsaw in 2014 with Grace Dyke.
Since starting Yellow Jigsaw, the relationship with Age UK Salford has continued, due to a shared passion for creating change in communities for older people across Greater Manchester.
She worked closely with the team at Age UK Salford alongside other Age UK’s in Greater Manchester on an Ambition for Ageing project – which saw the start of the UK’s first older people led news team – Talking About My Generation. The team of 20 volunteers has since been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary services and is one of Yellow Jigsaw’s main community reporting projects.
Kirsty said: “I am really enjoying being a part of the Age UK Salford board, the work that they do to create change and a better way of living for older people in their communities is something that I am passionate about personally and professionally and I hope my skills can go a long way to further support the organisation.”