Ramsgate mum-of-three Bernie Morgan is to step down as the Chair of the Dreamland Heritage Trust after almost four years.
Bernie joined the charity in 2016. With her extensive background in the charity sector, and as the business owner of the former Chocolate Bar in Margate with a passion for the town and Dreamland, Bernie clarified the direction and role of the Trust.
Bernie, a former chief executive of a City finance company. strengthened the board of the charity and led the way in building strong relationships with stakeholders, including Sands Heritage, Thanet District Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Shee also spearheaded a successful fundraising drive to enable the Trust to take on exciting new challenges.
Bernie encouraged community involvement, increasing the charity’s volunteer base and the creation of three successful public exhibitions promoting Dreamland’s heritage.
She said “Chairing the Trust has been a really exciting experience. I have enjoyed every minute of it. Now we have the funding and staff behind us and are all working to a clear direction, it is time to retire and handover a strong Trust to a new chair.
“I would like to thank my fellow board members, staff past and present and our dedicated volunteers for all their support and look forward to future developments of the Trust.”
The Trust was established in 2009 following a successful campaign to save Dreamland, the country’s oldest amusement park. It is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the park for the local community and future generations.
Bernie steps down in March. She is currently a non executive member of Ramsgate’s Heritage Lab CIC ,
A new Chair for the Dreamland Trust will be announced in due course.
For further information about the charity or the role of Chair visit dreamlandheritagetrust.org.uk.