Friends of Danesbury and QVM
Annual General Meeting, 2018
The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Danesbury and Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital will be held on
Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 at 5.30pm
at Danesbury Neurological Centre, School Lane, Welwyn
The purpose of the meeting is to present the Accounts for 2017 and to review the activity of the charity in the current year.
The meeting will also consider, and if thought fit, pass the following resolution:
To amend para 3 of our Objects and Rules to read:
The Object of the Society shall be to support the work of Danesbury Neurological Centre and Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital. Also, subject to available funds, to support NHS hospitals, Homes, Clinics and other facilities in the county of Hertfordshire currently existing and such other units as may be opened to serve the same population.
This resolution is proposed taking into consideration comments made at the Extraordinary General Meeting held in April. The Trustees remain of the view that an amendment is needed to enable the charity to properly respond to the current needs of the Herts NHS Community Trust, of which both Danesbury and QVM Hospital are part.
Light refreshments will be served after the meeting
Join us at our Annual General Meeting
The Friends will hold their AGM at Danesbury Neurological Centre on Tuesday 24th October at 5.30pm. At this meeting the Trustees will present the final approved accounts for 2017 and report on the charity’s activities so far this year.
At the meeting the trustees will also seek the meeting’s approval of an amendment to the charity’s Objects and Rules which will allow the Friends to broaden their support of the NHS services in Hertfordshire.
The present Objects and Rules date back to when the Friends of Danesbury & QVM Hospital was formed in 2003 following amalgamation of ‘The League of Friends of QVM Hospital’ and the ‘Friends of Danesbury Home. The two bodies had decided that was the best way in which to respond to the future needs of both hospitals. They recognised that changes were needed to ensure that the funds they raised were used in the best possible way.
The Friends now face a similar situation. We are a successful charity, thanks to our very generous supporters, and Danesbury and QVM Hospital will always be first in line for our support. However, where we have sufficient funds for their needs we should be helping others in the wider community. No one can be unaware of the pressures faced by our Health Services and there are ways we can help make a difference. This is why the Trustees believe we now need this change.
We hope that you will be able to join us at this important meeting. All will be very welcome.