Event: Friends’ Day 2020 – Saturday 26 September

Friends Day is a valued part of our calendar of events each year, a chance to hear from Executive Committee members and colleagues at The Connection.

This year Friends Day will take place as planned on the afternoon of Saturday 26 September, but because of Covid-19, will be a virtual event, using Zoom videoconferencing software. This will allow many more Friends to participate, especially those who live some way from London, as you can take part from the comfort of your own home, with no need to travel! This will help us all to minimise the risks we face from Covid-19.

The Friends Day event will include a presentation from Pam Orchard, Chief Executive of The Connection, as well as a filmed, narrated tour of the organisation’s premises to show the changes that have been made to keep clients and staff safe. We will also speak with clients about their journeys and their experiences over recent months, as The Connection has supported them through the pandemic. The event will, as usual, include our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The AGM will include elections to some places on the Executive Committee (whose members are the trustees of the Friends charity). Any members of the Friends who wish to nominate themselves for election, or who wish to find out more about the role, are asked to make this know by contacting the office using the details below or by contacting me, Charles Woodd, at charleswoodd46@gmail.com or on 07962 213494.

We hope that many Friends will be able to participate but for those who cannot, we will record the event and share it later on our You Tube channel, details of which will be publicised.

If you want to join us for Friends Day please confirm this by email to friends@cstm.org.uk or by telephone on 020 7766 5522. When replying please confirm whether you would like the AGM papers by email or post, or both. Those papers and joining instructions for Zoom will be sent to participating Friends two weeks before the event; guidance on using Zoom will be given at the beginning of the event.

I hope to see you at our Friends Day event.

Charles Woodd
Chair