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The Friends welcome Tricia as a Trustee

Tricia Smith MBE

Tricia has a background in the voluntary sector having worked and volunteered for the

British Red Cross for nearly 20 years before moving to the Island and joining the Isle of

Wight Trust in 2018 as Head of Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response. She

has extensive experience in emergency response and in health and social care at all levels,

and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2018 for her work in Crisis response.

Working in St.Mary’s Hospital , Tricia has seen first-hand how important the Friends of St.Mary’s are

and is a frequent visitor to the shop so when she saw an advert for new Trustees jumped at

the chance to be part of and contribute to such a worthwhile Charity

Tricia’s husband was born on the Isle of Wight and they were both delighted to be able to be

able to move here when Tricia took up her role at the Isle of Wight Trust, having sailed to and

round the Island on many an occasion. Although a fair-weather sailor, Tricia loves being on

and by the sea, walking and reading and spending time with her grandchildren who love

coming to visit.


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