The Garwood Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Director of Services. Lee Bennett, currently the Chief Executive of the Brigitte Trust, will join the charity at the end of September. He will replace current Director, Keith Minear, who will be retiring after eight years in his role. Details of the post can be found under vacancies.
The Foundation is now seeking a Finance Manager who will take over the charity’s financial functions from present Company Secretary, Alida Howes, who will soon be retiring and moving away from the area. Details of the post can be found under vacancies.
The Foundation has received the sad news of the death after a short illness of Alan Hodgson. He was a staunch, long term supporter of the Foundation as a consequence of the involvement of his late wife, Mary, who was one of the charity’s Trustees and its Honorary Secretary. After the passing of his wife Alan continued to support and raise significant funds for the Foundation such as through birthday collections and contributions sought at his annual pumpkin parties.
A memorial service was held for Alan on 29th August. The Foundation greatly appreciates the fact that Alan’s family decided that the collection made at the service should be donated for the benefit of its adult service users. Every effort will be made to ensure that the funds collected will be used to provide a fitting tribute to Alan which will complement the greenhouse previously constructed in memory of Mary.