On Wednesday 21st November our AGM was kindly hosted at the Burges Salmon offices on Temple Quay. The annual event is always a great opportunity to reflect on the successes of our programmes as well as discussing future developments. This year, in particular, has been full of exciting developments as we have secured funding to launch our new mobile provision. As this year comes to an end we have published our latest Impact Report which you can download here.
Joining us for the evening was our Patron Mrs Peaches Golding OBE who delivered an encouraging speech around her own experience of Bristol and its young people, relating, in particular to the work Young Bristol does outside of the city centre, in harder to reach areas.
The evening also marked the retirement of trustees Ben Hardy and Karl Tucker, both of which have been supporting Young Bristol for many years and we are happy to confirm they are going to remain Vice Presidents for Young Bristol.
Ben joined the YB Board in 2008 and became Chairman in 2010, last year he stepped down as Chair to Trustee. His commitment is driven from the opportunities he was given earlier in life and the positive impact/change they made on his life. As well as offering expertise to help our development, he has personally abseiled down the side of the Premier Inn in the centre of Bristol to help raise funds!
Karl has been treasurer of Young Bristol since 2010 giving invaluable advice and guidance when it comes to accounts and planning our future developments. Like many charities, Young Bristol has had some difficult decisions to make over the years to ensure the longevity of the charity, so the expertise of our Trustees is extremely important to keep us on track.
We would like to thank Ben and Karl for their commitment to the charity whilst at the same time we welcome Zoe Tomison, a local business woman to our Board of Trustees. Zoe has been a member of our hardworking Fundraising Committee and we are really pleased she has agreed to join the main board.
As always our thanks go out to our supporters, volunteers and members. Without your help we would not be able to continue the work we do across the region, so for that we are truly grateful.