ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND SUMMER PARTY
A well-attended AGM took place at Claygate Tennis Club on June 13, with Pauline Parfitt in the chair, deputising for Judy Forster, our regular Chair. The existing committee was re-elected, the accounts were confirmed to be in order, some excellent points were raised from the floor, and attendees then enjoyed an excellent feast prepared by Liz Walker. Many thanks to Liz, to everyone who helped set up and put away - and to all who attended.
GET INVOLVED DAY
Car service committee members and drivers made sure that all visitors to the Claygate "Get Involved Day" event at the village hall on Saturday April 23 learned about the valuable work we do. Many people approached the stand, took leaflets and left us contact details with a view possibly to becoming volunteer drivers. It was a busy, highly satisfying and enjoyable day. We thank everyone who took part.
ECCS AGM AND SUMMER PARTY
Our AGM and Summer Party was held on Monday June 24 2019. Once again, Claygate Tennis Club were kind enough to let us use their Clubhouse and facilities for drinks and a buffet supper. It’s a chance for us to say thank you to our wonderful volunteers who give up their time for the car service. This year we also said goodbye to a few retiring management committee members who have served their three-year term of office and welcomed five new people on to the committee.
We are delighted to receive a donation of £500 from the Claygate Parish Council towards the cost of a dedicated laptop and software for the Car Service. After 40 years of using pen and paper we are in the process of moving to a computerised system and this donation will help us to achieve that.
Thank you Claygate Parish Council!
Liz Walker kindly hosted a drink part for the drivers in her house which was beautifully decorated for Christmas.
In 2018 we drove 89 people of whom 41 were new clients. Many of them used us multiple times. We drove a total of 457 journeys of which 105 were to hospitals. 10 volunteers left but we also recruited 10 new volunteers.
We are always looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in joining our team, please see our Volunteering page here.
We have introduced new policies and procedures so that we comply with the new GDPR legislation that came into force in May 2018.
thanks to WAITRoSe...
... for including us in the Green Token scheme in October. The green tokens raised £330 for the car service. Thank you!