Community celebrations at the AGM for High Peak CVS
Holy Trinity Church was Jam packed full of High peak charitable groups, celebrating our community.
A vast number of High Peak groups and organisations came along to see our achievements of the High Peak CVS team over the last 12 months, as well as for the announcement of the winner of the Crompton & Woodcock Award.
The AGM, at Holy Trinity Church in Whaley Bridge, took place on a blustery Tuesday, 7th November. Doors opened at 12:00 for High Peak groups to be greeted with a hot drink and some cake!
Everyone took their seats for the meeting starting at 12:30pm with an introduction from Karen Rigg, our Chair, then James, our CEO who went through the highlights of our Annual Report which can be found below.
Once everyone was suitably stuffed, James then gave a talk on our Bereavement Support Service, alongside Karen McLaren, our newly appointed Bereavement Support worker.
The service has grown significantly since its creation and is a valued support to many dealing with grief in the High Peak.
Crompton & Woodcock award
Our Group Development Workers were then given the opportunity to celebrate the voluntary organisations we have here in the High Peak through the awarding of the Crompton and Woodcock Award which was created in memory of our previous chairpersons, Mike Crompton and Chris Woodcock.
There were 21 nominated groups who were all well deserving of recognition but a top 3 had to be chosen!
Hadfield Coming Together
A local inclusive group aiming to bring the Hadfield community together to help and support people through poverty or times of need. They enhance opportunities and learning to create a healthier and more responsible lifestyle, including healthy eating, budgeting, recycling etc. through regular signposting and activities.
The Hummingbird Project
A community powered clothing bank and community support hub who provide preloved and new items of adult, baby and children’s clothing, as well as home furnishings, toiletries, work wear, school uniform and baby items such as prams and cots
Based in Glossop, they serve the wider community of Derbyshire, High Peak, Tameside and even Greater Manchester as everyone is welcome at their clothing hub!
They run off the motto of ‘Give what you can, Take what you need‘ which we think is incredibly poignant and emphasises just how much they want to give back to the community and therefore, deserving winners of the Crompton & Woodcock award.
Once the meeting and awarding ceremony were over, there was a brilliant networking opportunity for the High Peak charities and services to connect and collaborate with fellow changemakers.
Thank you to each and every person who attended, who voted, and who have supported us in the High Peak for over two decades.