The Senior Citizens’ Support Group was first established as the Senior Citizens’ Action Group in 2010 and changed its name in 2012. The group was registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in March 2015 and registered with the Charity Commission with the number 1160774.
The Group is a non profit organisation run by the members for the members. There are up to twelve Trustees including the officers of the organisation, Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The Trustees are augmented by a small number of co-opted members. The Board of Trustees and committee members are all volunteers. The charity does not employ any paid staff.
The aim of the Group is to provide at least one form of activity or event every week and thus ensure that members have something to look forward to at all times.
Meet Our Trustees
All Trustees are volunteers and members of the Group. They are elected at the Annual General Meeting, usually held in August, for a period of three years. The Constitution of the Group calls for a maximum of twelve Trustees with one third retiring each year, although they may be re elected. From the Trustees there are elected a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The Trustees form the majority of the managing Board, which can be augmented by co-opted members should the Trustees so deem.
Tom has served the Group since 2012. Following his retirement from his own business Tom has worked with and is also a Trustee with a number of local charities. Tom is the chair of the trustees, and he is also responsible for member recruitment, fund raising, organising excursions and publicity.
Alan has served the Group since early 2013 and becoming Secretary in late 2013. After retiring from a successful career with British Gas Alan manages to combine his voluntary work with the Group with running his own business. As well as his secretarial duties, Alan finds the time to head up the sub committee that organises all the Theme days and Christmas Lunches.
Joined the club in 2015 and became treasurer in August 2016. Born and raised in Hobury, worked for Wakefield Post Office for 16 years and then spent 27 years in the holiday trade in Scarborough. Now fully retired and doing what he can for the club.
Following a career in catering, Carol has served the Group since it was founded in 2010. She has held the position of Vice Chair and became Chair in 2013. Carol heads up the Groups catering function at coffee mornings, theme days and Christmas Lunches along with assisting at Bingo sessions.
Josie joined the Group in 2011, becoming a volunteer in the Group in 2012. She joined the committee in 2013. Josie works tirelessly promoting the Group within the local area as well as organising the weekly Chair Aerobics classes. Josie heads up the retail sales operation at all coffee mornings. Josie acts as Coach Captain on all the excursions. Josie works closely with other members on the sub committee for Theme days and Christmas Lunches. Josie always leads off the dancing at all the events.
Elaine is a founder member of the Group, having joined in 2010 Elaine joined as a Co Opted Committee Member in 2014. Elaine holds the position of Volunteer Co Ordinator, which is the glue that holds together the various components of all the events and projects that we organise. As Co Ordinator she is an ever present at all events. Elected as a Trustee at the AGM in August 2015.
Moira Joined the Group in the Summer of 2014 as a volunteer. Elected as a Trustee at the AGM in August 2015. She’s always worked in administration, with her main working career at a public utility company. She then worked part-time in various companies and more recently retired from a local charity. Now, Moira is a volunteer at the coffee mornings, helping with the bookings and payments for the excursions/fun days.
Gillian joined the Group in 2013 after responding to one of adverts for Volunteers. Having retired from a successful career in The NHS, Gillian decided that she would like to put something back into the local community and now produces all the posters and newsletter that are published by the Group. She is a regular volunteer at Chair Aerobics, Coffee Mornings and also acts as the Group photographer.
Sue is a new volunteer, has experience over a wide spectrum of employment but of late mainly working as an administrator for large and small companies, including a charity. Now retired and eager to get involved with this active group. Elected as a Trustee at the AGM in August 2015.
Margaret joined the group in 2010 and helped out whenever she could and is now a trustee. Her career has involved her in office work, running two businesses, being a warehouse supervisor and finally a shop manager until she retired.
Christine has lived in Horbury all of her life and has loved coming to volunteer at Senior Citizens’ Support Group since she started 5 years ago. An avid gardener, Christine has her own allotment that she loves to tend to.