Home-grown charity appoints Cumbernauld woman as boss
Hard-working charity Cumbernauld Action on Care for the Elderly has a new chief executive after Westerwood woman Ann Innes took up the mantle after working for a national cancer charity and CACE itself.
Ann Innes took on the role earlier this year after Margaret Riley, who was CEO from 2017, moved on from the post.
Ann had joined CACE as the Director of Transformational Change in August 2020 helping to develop and deliver the charity’s plans before taking on the CEO role. She has been a Cumbernauld resident for 25 years and came to CACE after a long career history working in the third sector.
Ann said: “I am delighted to have joined CACE at this time. Having older parents and relatives myself, I know the importance of CACE’s vision of a community where older people are valued and supported to enjoy a good quality of life and live independently at home.
"We work towards this by providing services and activities that enhance the wellbeing and quality of life for older people in Cumbernauld and the surrounding area.
“Although Covid has brought substantial challenges, our committed staff and volunteers have throughout that time worked tirelessly to continue to support older people in the communities we serve.
"We have adapted our activities and have utilised time and learning from the last year to ensure that we continue to meet needs as we move forwards.
"We know that our existing service users are looking forward to the time when we can restart the face-to-face groups and activities that we are known and loved for, and we are committed to not just restarting activities but also taking forward new ones. To do this we need the help of the community.
“We need people to support our fundraising, and that includes myself – I’ll be raising funds in the Virtual Kiltwalk Challenge as I run a half marathon with my rescue dog, Brock.
"We would welcome anyone who wants to join our team of Kiltwalkers undertaking a challenge of their choice.”
You can sponsor Ann and the team on their Just Giving Link: