In November, we were delighted to hold our first in-person AGM since before the COVID-19 pandemic and were pleased to see so many recognisable faces joining us for the presentations.
CEO Jo Hammond and Chairman Geoff Benn both made their reports to the meeting, as well as carrying out the official resolutions.
Key achievements for the 2021/2022 year included the launch of a brand-new service, the Independence Support Service. From our ongoing work, it was identified that many people had lost the confidence to get out and about and needed a little extra help and support to regain their independence. This service proved to be critical and over 60 people were supported by our team and volunteers throughout the year.
All seven of our services continued to support residents across the Cotswolds, with further signposting to other community groups, an ever-important feature.
We were also delighted to hold our annual Volunteer Awards, to recognise those volunteers that have given many years of their time and service to Cotswold Friends.
They included an award for 5 years of superb Community Activities volunteering support to John Lucas; former Trustee, Adrian Grimes, who received his award for 10 years volunteering, including volunteer driving and events support; and Alan Cooke, who was recognised for his incredible 25 years as a volunteer with us. Not all our long service volunteers were able to attend, so we’ll be awarding them individually.
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