Shetland Charitable Trust chairman steps down

The Shetland Charitable Trust (SCT) has bid farewell to chairman Dr Andrew Cooper after four years in the role and eight years as a voluntary trustee.

Dr Cooper, a retired medical GP, presided over the trust’s gift of £500,000 to thecommunity appeal to buy an MRI scanner to enhance medical diagnoses in Shetland.

Since starting in 2015, the trust funds have gone from £207 million to £374 million.

During, the intervening period SCT has spent £99 million to help to improve quality of life in Shetland.

SCT chief executive Ann Black said : “It has been a genuine privilege working with DrCooper – for the staff and, I’m sure, for the trustees as well.

“He has proven extremely capable and a tremendous asset to the trust.”


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