The hvoss AGM took place on Wednesday 14 November 2018 at the Kindle Centre, Hereford.
hvoss continues to play 'vital' support role in support of charities, community and social action across Herefordshire!
hvoss (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service), the local support services for voluntary organisations in Herefordshire held a highly successful AGM on 14th November. Over 90 members, volunteers and local dignitaries heard about a range of vital support services the charity continues to provide despite the fact that hvoss receives no statutory funding for some vital core and developmental services.
Will Lindesay, Chief Executive, outlined notable achievements during 2017/18 and said "hvoss has been able to assist over 300 organisations to further their charitable aims during the year. Despite changes in statutory funding and reorganisation of activities due to this, we remain committed to furthering the work of our members, voluntary groups and charities who carry out absolutely vital community support and social action that helps so many in our communities".
Above: Will Lindesay, hvoss Chief Executive
Will summarised some impressive statistics and support being achieved by various hvoss projects and partner agencies in the areas of health and social care, youth work, community development and volunteering. Will spoke about Community Wheels, training for local organisations, operation of the Volunteer Bureau, support in health and social care, social prescribing and an impressive range of children’s and young people’s services, including Talent Match: a programme which supports young people not in work, education or employment. The meeting heard about the emerging No Wrong Door Project which is working with over 30 agencies to develop a range of youth services to over 500 young people per quarter.
At the meeting, members and delegates all endorsed support to the work of the Charity. Nat Hone, High Sheriff, commended trustees, staff and volunteers for the incredible support provided by hvoss, and said "it was remarkable the low central costs the charity has managed to maintain during the year". Paul Deneen, Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Herefordshire, thanked all staff and trustees for "hvoss' continued, important and vital community support role, highlighting the incredible and invaluable role that volunteers play in the county".
Lynda Wilcox thanked all members, trustees and funders for their support and such an impressive turnout at a time when all charities, volunteers are hard pressed. The meeting closed with a showcase of projects in which the charity is involved. The finale was a guest appearance from Rosie, Clare's guide dog and hvoss mascot who played a starring role in unveiling a banner introducing BBO, a new hvoss project offering supported volunteering opportunities across Herefordshire.
Above: unveiling the BBO hvoss project, including Rosie our new mascot
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