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      agm June 2022

      Chairmans Report:

                             As a result of   annual trip and the sponsored walk in
                             the ongoing    2021, however, we appreciate the need to
                             restrictions   keep our members/trustees/volunteers
                             within the     and patients/families safe during this time
                             hospital due   of social distancing and shielding/self-
                             to the Covid   isolating.
                             and the        Despite covid the Trustees have managed
                             requirement    to meet either virtually (challenging some
                             to keep safe,   of our technical computer skills!) or off
                             this years AGM   hospital site. Thank you to Paul/Steph
                                            Kaufman and to Alec/Edith McLean for
                             has been held
                             with social    their hospitality opening their homes for
      distancing in place meaning reduced   us to meet face to face when we were
      capacity. Although this meant we were not   able to. Our Trustee Paul Kaufman also
      able to extend the attendance to include   managed to put on the annual quiz which  agm
                                            always goes down well and this was
      our members this year, we are pleased
      to be able to communicate our annual   enjoyed by those attending. I would like
      reports from myself as Chairman and our   to thank all our Trustees for their support
      Treasurer’s report via this newsletter and   over the last year and it was good to see us
      the charities website.                still working well together and being able
                                            to support requests to benefit patients and
      The last year has been another        staff.
      challenging one for the charity given the
      ongoing restrictions put in place by the   I would like to take this opportunity to
                                            say a special thanks to our IT man, Bill
      government and hospital to manage the   Stevenson, who continues to look after our
      covid pandemic. It is disappointing that,
      in recent months, we have not been able   website since he stood down from being a
      to re-open our stall in Jubilee or hold our   Trustee. This has been invaluable in being
      afternoon teas but we have managed to   able to continue to communicate with our
      distribute newsletters to our members.
      Thanks to Trevor/Pauline Thompson for   Trevor Thompson has done an amazing
      their help putting address labels on over   job managing the Take Heart office,
      3,000 envelopes before packing the    often remotely, and undertaking the
      newsletters. We also had to cancel our   administration tasks along with our

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