Hybrid equipment aids our Annual General Meeting

October 2022

Web cameras, tripods, microphones and projector purchased with Awards for All National Lottery grant make our AGM more inclusive

Our new hybrid equipment made this year's AGM more inclusive and accessible, as people were able to attend both in person and virtually.

The purchase of the web cameras, laptop, microphones, projector and projector screen and other equipment had been made possible thanks to an Awards for All National Lottery Community Fund grantfor £9,582.

During the first quarter of the year (April to June), a total of 183 of our social activity sessions and many workshops were offered as hybrid / blended opportunities. Our social activities team said the introduction of the new equipment had been of huge benefit. Covid had a devastating effect on some of the people we support, and the opportunity to join with others via an online platform was a lifeline.

In addition to being used for mental health workshops and social activities, the equipment helped with recruitment, our Board meetings and enabled us to be more inclusive by inviting as many people as possible to attend.

At this year's AGM, where it was again in use, Trustee Di Medwell was re-elected. We also said farewell and a huge thank you to Brian Hughes and Robert Leng who both retired as trustees.

Elected for the first time to the Board were new trustees Fatima Boesdorfer, Tanya Marwaha and Samantha Tailor-Howell.

Bob Smytherman, Kirk Lord, Nigel Jones, Matthew Copeland, Martin Sherred, Sue Hawker and Daniel Bird all continue as trustees.

You can read more about our trustees here.