Summary of AGM 2014

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Sep 112014


Summary of Remap 2010 AGM

Held on Saturday 5th July 2014

Wellcome Collection, London



  1. Adoption of Minutes of 2013 AGM

The Minutes of the meeting were adopted without dissent.


  1. Adoption of the Accounts for 2013/14

The accounts were presented by Andrew Waters as Treasurer and were adopted without dissent. Andrew explained that there was a deficit of circa 27k due in part to a drop in income from legacies and a reduction in panel and Head Office income. Expenditure from Head Office was in line with the previous year.



  1. Adoption of the Annual Report 2013/14

The Annual report for 2013/14 was presented by the CEO. Overall job numbers had fallen by 2% to 3552, however 35 panels increased activity and 5 panels increased their number by more than 50%. Cornwall grew numbers by more than 100%.


  1. Appointment of the Reviewing Accountant

The re-appointment of Auker Hutton as the reviewing accountant was agreed without dissent.

5 Opportunities and Challenges: Adam RoweThe CEO shared firstly with the audience the areas of challenge as he saw it, mainly concentrating on a shifting funding landscape and highlighted the need for all of Remap to fundraise as one with emphasis on how the challenge for core funding is increasing. Other challenges include the panel demographic, communication and changes to how the health service are structuring Occupational Therapy services and teams. 

Opportunities included strong areas of good practice amongst panels, the recruitment of new trustees and new staff to support the panels, more focus on fundraising of trusts and foundations and the PR campaign to celebrate 50 years of Remap.

Adam highlighted the detail of the fundraising strategy and shared with panels the need for improving the data collected from the panels and the frequency of its collection.

  1. Re-election of Trustees: Tony Shipley

Tony Shipley was re-elected without dissent

  1. Questions to Trustees

New Remapedia much improved, invitation to be issued to all members to give feedback.

Remapedia has tremendous potential but people must post projects asnd project loading must be as simple as possible, some members think it is too complicated.


Reg Nicholls, Great Yarmouth, argued that as no engineers being trained/recruited so Remap won’t exist as we know it. Adam explained new organisations must be approached such as Men in Sheds, the Maker movement and Hackspace.  Members were urged to contact such groups


I Tanner, Peterborough, is still meeting OTs who haven’t heard of Remap and suggested panels should contact local colleges of OTs .  Lynne Askham, Essex  North East, tries to recruit new OTs this way.  Marion Walsh, S Bucks, introduces junior OTs to Remap. New trustees with OT experience are being recruited to  advise.


Q about trustees backgrounds, they all made presentations on who they were and their experience.


Alan Sutton, Derby, would like panel websites to be integrated asap please. PP and LB to start.


Comments made that the Remap profile needs to be higher – there is a PR campaign under way and ‘Saints and Sinners’ is due for autumn broadcast.


A comment that the Remap name and logo don’t mean anything and all publicity must say what we do.


A question was raised about the ease of taking money back from the centre, examples were given and Kent West commented they had been helped by the fund and had since repaid the funds given to build motorized bowling wheelchairs.  John Cole, Norfolk West, asked if there were any spare wheel chair motors and was directed to the Kent West panel.


Ian Tanner, Peterborough, asked about drop in panel funds. He is confused by mixed messages about funding HO, especially in absence of being asked for money.

Can gift aid money back from HMRC be shown in accounts?

Is regional organisation money for regional meetings?

John Fox raised problem of legacies not matching in accounts.


Brian Weatherill, Basingstoke asked what is the FR target and what do we do with the funds?  Adam replied the first ambition is to break even, then to spend.

Bruce Carr, N Herts, cautioned about the amount of information being asked for by HO as they don’t want more administration.  Adam suggested the panels recruit volunteers to do administration, fundraising etc.  Lynn Askham does this in Essex and other panels have taken on someone to do social media.

Data protection of client’s details would need to be checked if asking panels for them.  Legislation to be checked.

It was suggested the Volunteer Co-ordinator role should be time limited, as agreed last year. Adam’s response – the role is planned to be permanent but will be reviewed annually against objectives and subject to ongoing funding.

Request was made for the banners etc to be widely available.

A comment was made that Remap should make it clear mit is a charity on the posters, and banners, a review was promised.

A comment was made concerning the age categories of clients, the NHS uses 0-19 as category, not 0-18, review promised.



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Remap 50 Birthday Awards and AGM 5 July 2014

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Apr 162014

Posted by Paula

Remap 50th Birthday Awards and AGM Saturday 5 July  2014 

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

This year, to celebrate Remap’s 50th birthday, the format of the AGM will be slightly different.  The morning session will start with registration at 10.30 followed by a short talk by Sir Bert Massie.  Sir Bert has been a disability rights campaigner for 40 years. He was Chairman of the Disability Rights Commission from its inception in 2000 until 2007 prior to which he was the CEO of RADAR and a supporter of Remap since our early days.  Sir Bert is a wheelchair user having been disabled from the age of 3 months after contracting polio.

Professor Heinz Wolff, our president, will then present the awards and he will be joined by Derek Derenalagi, paralympian discus thrower and Remap client, who will present a special award and also give a short talk.

Lunch at 1pm will be followed by the AGM after which everyone can visit the unusual exhibits of the Wellcome Collection.

We would love to be able to exhibit pieces of equipment as we have done in the past.  If your panel has any suitable equipment, either current or from the past, please let us know – however, it might need to be transportable by train!

Please let us know asap who is coming to the Awards/AGM. Please send an email if possible to with the names of those attending and an email address for them. Parking for the disabled is limited and we need to provide names of those requiring this asap. Please also let us know of any dietary requirements.

The venue is asking for a list of names of those attending 14 days before the AGM which is much earlier than normal so we may not be able to accommodate late comers.


Awards and AGM Report 2011

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Jun 292011

The event, on Saturday 25 June, opened with the Awards, which this year were presented by Sir Bert Massie. Sir Bert opened the event by telling delegates how he had been chief executive of Radar when Remap had been part of Radar, and he had been instrumental in getting Remap to become a separate charity. This was because he had a huge amount of faith in what it could achieve once it had the independence to make its own way forward.

Sir Bert was aware that debate was going on about funding and about how the centre should be financed, and that he was delighted to see Remap had reached the stage of maturity where that issue could be tackled. Every charity with a branch structure went through the same process sooner or later, and he wished everyone well in finding the right solution. He also thanked Remap for the help he himself had received from them.

Sir Bert was an engaging and inspiring speaker, and we are very grateful to him for presenting the awards and making them an uplifting opening to the day’s proceedings.

The Awards

1st prize

Coventry & Warwickshire panel

Kneeling pads to help a child’s sitting position, by Gary Wooding

2nd prize

Southampton & West Hampshire panel

Oxygen supply for lady in wheelchair, by John Gibbs

3rd prize

Leeds & Bradford panel

Knee brace, by Sydney Morris

4th prize

Leeds & Bradford panel

Pencil holder, by Mark Mercer

5th prize

Derby & Burton panel

Adaptation to a BMX bike, by Harvey Holmes

Carpenter Award

Worcester panel

Device to hold a paintbrush, by Peter Bettridge

Inman Award

Shropshire panel

Jigs to enable a one-armed man to continue his job and hobby, by Andrew Sharman

Park Hill Trust Award

Derby & Burton panel

Folding baggage carrier for a lady managing the effects of a stroke, by Mike Banks

Wolff Award

Southampton & West Hampshire panel

Device to give a lady independent use of a ventilator, by Ian Cole and John Gibbs


The main item on the AGM agenda was discussion and a vote on the tabled resolution, in which the trustees asked for the members’ support for their objectives, as contained in a paper which had been circulated, along with the financial measures that would make them possible.

The case for the resolution was put by Peter Parry, chairman of the trustees. After discussion it was put to the vote. The result of the vote was:

FOR 48



The minutes of the AGM will be available shortly.

AGM – Getting to the National Motorcycle Museum

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May 302011

This years AGM is being held on the 25th Jun 2011 at the National Motorcycle Museum .  It is located directly on the Junction 6 island of the M42 immediately opposite the NEC and a short distance from the M6.  You can download a detailed map of the local area from

By Road

Coming from the South West on the M5 – take the M42 at junction 4a and follow the M42 to Junction 6.

Coming from the North West follow the M6 to J4a or M6Toll to J8 and head south on the M42 to J6.

Coming from the South East/ East follow the M6 to Junction 3A and 4 (M42 south) and follow the M42 to Junction 6.

Coming from the North East follow the M42 south to J6.

Caution for SatNav users – some systems do not locate the Museum postcode of B92 0EJ correctly. 

By Air

Birmingham International is about 5 mins Taxi journey away. 

By Rail

Birmingham International Station is about 2 miles/5 mins Taxi journey away. The 900 bus service to Coventry stops near the Motorcycle Museum.  It is a request stop so you need to ask the bus driver to let you off at this stop. The museum is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the bus stop.  Walking from this station is not recommended as it involves a trek along some busy roads with no pavements.

Hampton in Arden Station is about 1.2 miles away with a bike/walking route along rural Old Station Lane (which starts outside the station entrance just across the road).  At the end of Old Station Lane turn right towards the museum entrance.  Hampton in Arden has approximately two trains an hour to Birmingham New Street and Coventry and one an hour to Northampton.

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More news about the AGM

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May 122011

Remap AGM 25 June 2011

National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, West Midlands B92 0EJ

We are very pleased that Sir Bert Massie has agreed to present the Remap awards this year. Sir Bert has been a disability rights campaigner for 40 years. He was Chairman of the Disability Rights Commission from its inception in 2000 until 2007 prior to which he was the CEO of RADAR. Sir Bert is a wheelchair user having been disabled from the age of 3 months after contracting polio.

The AGM will start at 10am with registration and coffee. Lunch is not going to be served until 1.30pm this year so we are hoping to arrange for pastries with the coffee to keep you going until lunchtime. In a change to the normal timetable, the Awards will be presented first, at 10.30, with the AGM starting at 11.30 and expecting to continue until 1.30. More information about what is on the agenda will be released shortly, following the completion of a series of regional meetings.

After lunch, as last year, there will be a get-together of panel chairmen and a chance for everyone to visit the museum.

We would love to be able to exhibit pieces of equipment as we have done in the past. If your panel has any suitable equipment please let us know.

Lastly, please let us know asap who is coming to the AGM from your panel. Please send an email if possible to with the names of those attending and an email address for them.

AGM 2011

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Jan 132011

This year’s AGM will be held on Saturday 25 June 2011 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull. It is located at Junction 6 on the M42.

For more information about the museum see

Proceedings normally start at 10am with coffee.  Lunch is served after the meeting and then there will be a panel officers meeting in the afternoon.  Those not attending the afternoon meeting can look around the motorcycle museum if they wish (entry free when attending AGM).


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AGM 2010 Report

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Jul 042010

The 2010 AGM was held on the 26th Jun at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. 

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Remap AGM 2010 024Heinz Wolff attended and it was announced at the beginning of the meeting that he had kindly agreed to take on the role of President of Remap.  Most of you will be aware that he has been a tireless advocate of Remap for many years and also that while we had two vice-presidents we had no President. We do now.


The main business of he meeting was the acceptance of the accounts, Chairman’s report and the agreement of the membership to proceed with the incorporation of Remap.  All the proposals were agreed by those represented and voting by proxy or post.


Remap AGM 2010 000 Two new Trustees were appointed, Steve Bloor and Richard Cserjen.  Steve is Chairman of the Shropshire Panel and was a regional organiser.  Richard currently works as a finance manager for an automobile parts distributor motor trade and has accepted the post of Treasurer.






Richard Cserjen

As well as the AGM itself and the presentation of prizes a number of Panels also brought along completed projects for others to see.


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The list of prize winners is :-image

Park Hill Trust Award  

Page turner

Herts North






Wolff Award image


Herts North





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Special stool









Carpenter Awardimage

Control knob gripping device

Southampton & West Hants





1st Prizeimage

Martin Marshall Award

Mini tricycle








2nd Prizeimage

Shower chair for lady with use of one arm

Derby & Burton








3rd Prizeimage

Child steps for powered wheelchair









4th Prize image

Bicycle freewheel adaptation

Leeds & Bradford







5th Prizeimage

Gripping aid

Harrogate & Ripon

Attendance at the 2010 AGM

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Jun 152010

IF you have not already done so please make sure you notify Head Office of how many people from your Panel will be attending the AGM.  If you don’t the five loaves, two fish and one chocolate biscuit we have booked for lunch may not be sufficient!