Legal Status and Organisation
The charity was incorporated on 23 August 1993 as a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital, and is therefore governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association. The liability of the members is limited to £1. The number of members with which the company is registered is two. Members have full power and discretion as to the admission or refusal of any person as a member.
Management is in the hands of a Board of Trustees, which meets three times a year. Minutes and proceedings of the Trustees are prepared for each meeting. The Board is made up of a composite of skills and consists of representatives from counselling, healthcare, and business organisations. In addition they have an active interest in the education, well being and social care of individuals in their community.
The Chairman (elected by the Trustees) presides at Trustee meetings. Every matter is determined by a majority of the Trustees present at the meeting and voting on each question. In the case of equality of votes on any question, the person presiding as chairman of the meeting has a second (casting) vote.
The Board of Trustees is authorised to appoint new Trustees to fill vacancies arising through resignation or death of an existing Trustee. The Trustees named served as indicated during the year and up to the date of this report. Appointment of Trustees is governed by the Memorandum and Articles of the charity.