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50 Years

Dear Member,

Welcome to another edition of our Club Magazine brimming with news and articles we think you will enjoy. In 2018 we celebrate 50 years of our existence and hope to make it very special.

2017 involved lots of enjoyable organising to raise funds to try to maintain our level of grant making. This year we have managed to obtain £17,000 from our events, donations and generous supporters. Sadly, however hard we try, we can’t manage to keep up with the huge expectations of our clients and we have made 55 grants totalling £27,000 leaving a worrying breach in our limited finances as we do each and every year.

All the committee have been working hard to embrace the challenges and changes of technology, they deserve real thanks for all their hard work, and giving of their time so generously. Flora, our brilliant Treasurer has resigned to take up a full time post elsewhere and will be really missed for her efficiency and competence.

We owe a huge debt to the Trustees whose steady guidance never fails and in particular to Sarah Joiner who retired as Chair in 2017. We are delighted to welcome Richard Capewell in her place and you will find a note of introduction from him.

We hope you will enjoy reading what we have been up to and please, if you have some good ideas do let us know!

Very best wishes from us all,

Felicity Seton