We are pleased to report that Compass Angling have made a donation of £1,000 towards the running costs of providing the service. This donation will help the charity to maintain its fleet of vehicles throughout the coming year.
Compass Angling is a local, members’ fishing club that maintains several fishing lakes around the area. The club has been a long time supporter of good causes and, in particular, Staines Shopmobility. We would like to thank Compass Angling and its members for their generous donation and continued support of our work.
United Church Of Egham
The United Church of Egham has been running a Charity Book Stall since September 2000 and is open most months on Friday afternoons/evenings and Saturday mornings. They aim to raise a minimum of £500 each month (i.e. £5,000 per year) with the proceeds split between their current Church fundraising appeal and a selection of local charities, good causes and two local Church schools. Irrespective of the amount raised, the church always commits to giving £250 to a chosen local charity partner to give something back to the local community; the Bookstall has raised over £30,000 since its inception. They have over 4,000 new and second hand books in stock plus a variety of DVDs, CDs, videos, vinyl and talking cassettes, all lovingly donated and sorted by category/author.
Staines Shopmobility is pleased to announce that it was the recipient of a £250 donation from the proceeds of the bookstall held in April. We would like to thank the United Church of Egham for its generous support of our charity and its work.
Staines Shopmobility attended the recent Staines upon Thames day to raise awareness of the charity and its work. The weather was kind to us and a good turnout helped us to raise £80 from ur tombola. We also managed to hand out lots of leaflets to people interested in using Shopmobility. We would like to thank everyone that attended and those that spent time with us on the day.
Staines Shopmobility will be staging the 10th annual Staines Charity Pancake Race in the High Street from 1.30pm on Tuesday 9th February.
Teams of 2 will compete in fancy dress for the coveted title of Pancake Race champions. Why not come along and join in the fun? Radio Wey will be providing a mix of music and race commentary to entertain the watching crowds.
We hope to see you on the day helping us to raise funds for our charity!!
We had a busy month of fundraising events during December and would like to thank all who volunteered, gave donations and helped make these a resounding success.
The charity did not collect on this year’s Rotary Club of Staines Xmas Float but we received a donation of £100 from the Rotary Club towards our good work. We would like to thank the Rotary Club of Staines for its generous donation.
We also held a Xmas raffle with the help of Waitrose, who donated a Xmas Hamper for our first prize. We would like to thank Waitrose for their continued support.
We wrapped presents in the Elmsleigh Centre on the 23rd of December as part of their Christmas Wrapping Service. This was a very successful event with Barclays match funding the total raised. We would like to thank the Elmsleigh Centre and Barclays for their support for our work.
The total raised from our Xmas fundraising campaign was a fantastic £1,100. This money will go towards the cost of providing our service this year.
We would like to thank all our volunteers and customers for the Xmas wrap held on Wednesday 23rd December. We raised an amazing £400, which Barclays will match mking a grand total of £800 to be used towards our running costs in 2016.
We would also like to thank Barclays and the Elmsleigh Centre for their continued support of our work.
We are pleased to announce that Runnymede Borough Council has given us a grant of £1,998 to purchase 2 new mobility scooters. This funding matches our expenditure to purchase a further 2 scooters as part of a project to replace our older chairs that are reaching the end of their working life.
This project will help us to keep costs down in maintaining the chairs and ensure our users have the latest in design and comfort when visiting Staines. The funding also recognises the number of Runnymede residents that use the Shopmobility service in Staines.The new scooters are now being used and enjoyed by Shopmobility members.
We would like to thank Runnymede BC for its generous support of its residents and the service we provide to them.
Staines Shopmobility recently applied to the Charity Commission to form a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and this has now been granted. The new charity is registered charity number 1157628 and will now replace the old registered charity 1072988. The members of Staines Shopmobility voted to dissolve the old charity 1072988 and to transfer its assets to the new CIO, charity number 1157628, at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held on the 29th of July 2014. This is currently being arranged and should be done by the end of this year, 2014. As discussed previously this change will not alter the service provided in any way and was done to enable the charity to conduct business in its own name whilst providing protection by way of limited liability to the trustees and members.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss this change further or have any questions regarding this.
THe minutes of the Extraordinary General Meeting minutes are copied below for your information.
Extraordinary General Meeting 29th July 2014
PRESENT: Gerry Ceaser (Chairman), Keith Goldson, Christine Bannister, Marian Rough, Margaret Roberts, Zandra Ceaser, Margaret McGuigan, David Bisiker, Mrs Englefield, Mrs Beumer, Mr Beumer, Mrs Bryant, Mr McKissock, Mrs Letham, Mrs Hole, Mrs Wallen.
1.0 WELCOME BY CHAIRMAN
The Chairman welcomed all present and explained the purpose of the meeting.
Apologies were received from Terry Collier, Gill Warner, Gary Little, Simon Bhadye and Mr Nicholas.
3.0 EXPLANATION OF PROPOSAL TO DISSOLVE CHARITY, NUMBER 1072988, AND TRANSFER ASSETS TO CHARITABLE INCORPORATED ORGANISATION, NUMBER 1157628
A list of questions outlining the main points of dissolving the charity and transferring its assets to the new CIO were distributed. The reasons for this were explained and questions were then taken to clarify any uncertainty. It was also reported that a lease had been signed for the new premises with a move date of August or September likely.
4.0 VOTE TO DISSOLVE CHARITY, NUMBER 1072988, AND TRANSFER ASSETS TO CHARITABLE INCORPORATED ORGANISATION, NUMBER 1157628
The Chairman proposed dissolving registered charity number 1072988 and transferring its assets to registered charity number 1157628; Marian Rough seconded this. All present voted in favour of dissolving registered charity 1079288 and transferring its assets to registered charity 1157628 with no abstentions.
5.0 CLOSE OF MEETING
The meeting was then declared closed by the Chairman with those present thanked for attending.
We are pleased to report that Midas Plus has kindly given a grant of £463 to purchase new office furniture. This will enable us to replace the current furniture that was donated second hand to the charity in 1998. The new furniture was purchased to maximise the space available in the new Shopmobility unit and will allow us to provide an efficient service to you. New chairs have also been purchased to allow visitors to the shop to sit in comfort whilst registering or waiting to collect mobility equipment. We would like to thank Midas Plus for this generous donation to our charity and for their continued support of our work!
Midas Plus is a local registered charity that raises and distributes funds to community groups and individuals in Middlesex, Surrey and the surrounding area. You can find out more from their website
Please note that the service charges to hire mobility equipment will increase from the 1st of January 2014 as follows:
£5 per hire
Annual subscription fee £18 plus £2 per hire
As a registered charity working for people with limited mobility, Staines Shopmobility subsidises its charges to you but unfortunately has had to make these increases to allow it to meet its annual expenditure. If these changes were not made then the charity would face the threat of closure and we thank you for your understanding in this matter.