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The AGM was held on Saturday 15 June at the meeting rooms of AgeUK with a record attendance of 70 people including service users, volunteers, financial donors and other stakeholders.
Informative presentations were given by various members of the committee covering MKRS activities during 2012/13. It was also a milestone event as Paula Varey who has been the Chairperson for over ten years stood down and passed on the baton to Paula Suchy, who was our fundraising committee member. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Paula Varey for all her hard work and the contribution she has made to MKRS over the years and she has left MKRS in an excellent position for her successor to continue with the good work providing a great service to our service users. Luckily, she is not leaving us completely and will still be on both our Management and Development Committees. She will be taking over the running of our fundraising activities from Paula Suchy. She has already begun by sitting in on committee meetings at the Walnut Charity Shop. The shop has continued to support us throughout this year donating half their proceeds to us, an amazing £6,500 for this financial year. We are very grateful to them and to Paula Suchy for representing us up to this point.
Following, all the official business, we had a coffee morning. Many thanks to everyone that helped on the day, especially the ladies in the kitchen, Geraldine, Barbara and Moira that not only served all the cakes and coffee but washed it all up! Many thanks to Jim for sorting the car parking, Nira and Rose for welcoming everyone and Bill for supplying a PA system this year, so that everyone could hear us.
Richard Barrett, one of our service uses donated a day pass to Woburn Safari Park which we used as a raffle prize.
Liz Roe, who is both a service user and runs our Talks Project, also helped with raising funds by very kindly donated a beautiful bear for us to choose a name for an exchange of £1.00. The winner was Caroline Pearson, correctly choosing the name ‘Bertie’, she has assured us that he will be going to a good home!
During the morning we raised just over £180 which helped us cover the cost of the event.