Welcome to the Spring Newsletter.
I trust that you all had a peaceful Christmas. The festive season has always been a busy and rather special time for everyone at The Rosemary Foundation. This year in particular we were delighted by the wonderful success of the East Meon Christmas Fayre and by the attendance at our Lights of Remembrance service. The nurses always look forward to sharing memories and exchanging news with you every December.
On behalf of the Trustee Board, I should like to say how sorry we were to accept the resignation of Dr Gillies O’Bryan–Tear in September 2012. Due to circumstances and his demanding career, he felt that he was unable to give sufficient time to the charity. The Trustees valued his wise counsel and generous support during more than two years in office. We shall miss him but we are delighted to know that he and his wife, Lucinda, will continue to be involved with the activities of the Foundation. During 2013 the Board will seek to recruit two new trustees with expertise in business and finance.
Every year is a challenge to us as you can read in the financial report and 2013 is unlikely to be an exception. It is essential that The Rosemary Foundation attracts an increased amount of regular income through covenants and seeks funds through legacies and grants wherever possible, so that we have the resources to employ staff and cope with an increasing demand on our fine nursing service.
As always every donation and every fundraising activity is vitally important to the Foundation and we are extremely grateful to you all. Thank you so much for your continued support.
Dr Patricia Golding, Chair of Trustees