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Annual General Merriment

Yes, our AGM this year on 6th September was a very enjoyable, perhaps even merry event. It was lovely to see all those friendly faces and great to have such wonderful support for our work.

After brief reports from our Chair, David and Treasurer, George, the members kindly elected the Committee for next year. George is stepping down as Treasurer and we thanked him for all his hard work for us. In his place, Katherine Miles has kindly taken up the role.

The Committee of Trustees is therefore:

– Adrian Hill, President
– David Warr, Chair
– Guy Lawfull, Vice Chair
– Katherine Miles, Treasurer
– Simon Cruden
– Margaret Simpson
– Yvonne Rainey
– Edward Pilling

I’m delighted that we, once again, have such a skilled and experienced group of Trustees to guide us forwards.

We also thanked all of our wonderful volunteer workers and we had the pleasure of awarding Honorary Life Memberships to 5 of them. They are: Mr Keith Chapman and Mr Andrew Bailey, who have both been long standing, volunteers and drivers for our Chipping Norton Group, and Mrs
Elaine Blackie, Mr Ian Belcher, and Mrs Stella Rajandream, who have5 been long standing volunteer advisors at our Sight Advisory Desk at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

This was then followed by a very informative talk about support for carers by Kay Francis, Head of Carers Oxfordshire. Then of course came the opportunity for us all to catch up informally over tea, biscuits and some rather lovely cakes and tarts. It was all over in a bit of a flash, but then good things so often are.

I’d like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make it such a successful event.


Disability Active

The Sport England funded ‘Disability Active’ project at The Park Club, Milton Park continues to support local adults (16+) with a physical or learning disability to access and sustain participation in physical activity, through supported gym and swim sessions.

Tuesdays – Gym 10:30 – 12:0010
Fridays – Swim 10:00 – 11:30

Sessions are charged at £2.50 per session (carers go free).

Venue: Soll Leisure, The Park Club, 17 Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4RP

To register your interest for the ‘Disability Active‘ project please contact the Community Development team on or 01235 861289.

Alternatively you can see more information at