Joanne Cains Whilst working at Bishop Fleming Accountants I was lucky enough to spend a number of years working alongside colleagues at ERIC supporting them with finance reporting, VAT returns and general advice. Over this time I gained a good understanding of the services ERIC provides, the internal systems and controls and the challenges and opportunities facing the charity. I have many years experience working with SME's and charities, assisting them with cashflow, financial modeling, reporting, systems and processes and I feel that bringing this experience to ERIC will be a great resource for Juliette and the team. The opportunity to join the charity as a Trustee and help ERIC continue forward exploring new service lines and further refining the internal controls and processes is something that I am really excited about. After attending the celebration event last year and hearing first hand from the families that ERIC have managed to support was truly humbling, as a mother of two young children it really hit home the daily struggle that some families face. ERIC is their lifeline and it is so important that it continues to be able to support families going forward.