FRAME has appointed Mary Newman, a longstanding supporter and former employee to its Board of Trustees.
Mary first became aware of FRAME and the work it does when she saw the charity’s job advert for a part-time secretary. This was back in 1990.
After impressing the team at FRAME in her interview, Mary started working at FRAME in October 1990 as Public Relations Secretary, on a part-time, term-time only basis.
Mary said: “This was perfect for me having two children at school. At that time the FRAME office was in Stoney Street in the Lace Market area of Nottingham. FRAME then moved to North Sherwood Street, and when my children left school I began working more hours.
“Eventually, following some staff changes, I became the Office Manager, initially on a job share basis, but following the retirement of my colleague I increased my hours and continued doing the role on my own.”
After Mary retired, FRAME got back in touch with her and asked if she would consider becoming a trustee.
This was an offer she was delighted to accept.
Mary said: “I was delighted because it gives me the opportunity to keep in touch with what is happening in the world of animal alternatives.
“Also, I think my input as a Trustee will be slightly different because I am not a scientist and although I agree with the 3Rs I do not have a science background, only an office-based background.
“What impresses me most about FRAME is the charity’s relentless commitment to finding alternatives.”
Find out more about the other members of the FRAME team.