AN OSWESTRY charity is appealing for new directors to help in its work supporting people with life-changing physical injuries and illness to live independent lives.

The Ethos Group provides its clients with transitionary housing in three wheelchair adapted bungalows and a support team of advisors to help them get ready for a permanent future home.

The charity’s director role involves attending bi-monthly board meetings and giving up around three hours a month to oversee the work of the charity.

Fae Dromgool, Ethos Group chief executive, believes new faces and input on the board would be beneficial for the charity.

She said: “We need new faces and input on the board and would love to hear from anyone who feels they could contribute to the work we do by becoming a director.

“The board already has members from a variety of backgrounds which bring different perspectives and life experiences together.

“But we would be delighted to welcome more young people and people with expertise in finance, housing development, social housing, social care and health to widen our breadth of knowledge for the benefit of our clients.”

Vice-chairman of the board, Nick Turner, joined the charity six years ago after retiring as a headteacher.

He added: “We are very much a forward looking charity looking for ways to further develop while keeping our clients at the very centre of all we do.

“I would encourage anyone interested in becoming a trustee to take that first step and find out more.

“We are a very diverse group of people and that is our strength. We are always looking for new directors from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to join us.”

Information on becoming a director of the Ethos Group is available by calling 01691 404359, emailing or on the website at