Car Aid Rhynie
Car Aid, Rhynie
Project undertaken by Rhynie Charitable Trust, a Scottish Registered Charity SC037455
and has been up and running since 29th June 2009 thanks to the generosity of Rhynie Charitable Trust and the local people, including a £1000 grant from Marr Area Partnership.
Car Aid would like to thank Catriona Dempster,Megan Hunter,Andrew Rough and Jamie Webster from The Gordon Schools who chose Car Aid Rhynie as their charity when they competed in the final of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative funded by The Wood Family Trust. The committee are delighted that they not only highlighted the work of Car Aid but as winners received a cheque for £3000 which is a tremendous boost to our fund
Annual General Meeting
The AGM was held on Tuesday 30th October
Dr Margaret Hamilton opened the meeting
The treasurer’s report showed a balance of £5975.84.
Kate Hunter reported that CAR has been busy this past year. Two of our drivers have retired and Bill Gordon has joined the team of drivers.
Both our chairperson Dr Margaret Hamilton and the secretary Elizabeth Moss have also retired.
The new committee were elected as follows
Chairman Dr Poul Ipsen
Secretary Hilary Ridge
Treasurer Averil Stewart
Organiser Kate Hunter
Committee Eileen Burton Mary Duncan, Bill Gordon, Paul Manning Lynn & Colin Mumford, Brian Stewart, Bill Robson.
We would like to thank all who donated and supported us over the past year. Your support is very much appreciated
We are still hoping to recruit more drivers and will welcome anyone who can spare a few hours.
Over the past two years patients of Rhynie Medical Practice have used CAR to attend a variety of appointments in Alford, Aberdeen, Elgin, Huntly, Insch and Inverurie as well as transport to clinics at the local surgery. Over the months we have averaged twelve journeys per month some months being busier than others.
The cost of providing this service over the past year has been approximately £2550, this includes liability insurance, telephone expenses, stationery and mileage payments to our volunteer drivers. To sustain this service we have held various fund raising events. A special thank you for donations from members of the public who have given so generously Our thanks also goes to all users who have given donations towards the cost of their travel and to the drivers for their help and support to maintain this transport.
Anyone who would like to volunteer as a driver should contact Kate Hunter on 01464 861413 for more details.
The AGM was held on Wednesday 10th November
Dr Margaret Hamilton welcomed all present and the Treasurer and Organiser gave their annual reports followed by a discussion with the volunteer drivers.
It was decided to update and distribute the information leaflet and to print small cards with the relevant phone number and information for the patients.
The committee was re-elected with the addition of Brian Stewart.
Minutes of AGM meeting: 16th November 2011
Those present: Margaret Hamilton, Kate Hunter, Elizabeth Moss,
Paul Manning, Mary Duncan, Averil Stewart, Brian Stewart, Bill Robson, Hilary Ridge, Eileen Burton, Elma Yeats
Nick Bryant sends his apologies.
1. Margaret Hamilton opened the meeting and thanked Car Aid on behalf of the practice.
2. Averil Stewart informed the meeting of the financial situation to date. The charity is sitting reasonably well at present with a balance of £6051.49 in the account. This was taken to end Oct to tie in with the Rhynie Charitable Trust finacial year. Going forward this will be the year end for Car Iad too.
There was an average output of £171 and average donations of £91.
3. a) Kate informed the group that there has been increased use from Lumsden due to the bus change of timetable.
b)We have refused one person the use of the service due to abusive behaviour. Eileen asked if we could be informed prior to journey if there was a possibility of passenger problems. Generally the situation has been ok but drivers have the right to remove passengers from the car if there is any abuse.
c) Drivers are not allowed to push chairs etc. It is up to the passenger to make arrangements for this.
d) It was agreed that we would take passengers on one way journeys if bus timetables allowed and we are taking more passengers for dental and optician appointments.
d) We have a new driver on the team – Mr Mumford.
e) At present we pay 35p per mile but this will be increased to 40p from December. Kate will also check what the top figure (45p?) is before drivers are liable to pay tax.
f)Kate thanked Brian and Elizabeth for minding the phones while she was away.
g) Kate needs everyone’s mobile phone no.
4. Drivers comments:-
a) Brian questioned what was the situation? if a passenger could not use a seat belt. There needs to be a letter of exemption and Margaret will look into this.
b) Should drivers receive parking tickets due to non availability of parking spaces then Car Aid will take up with the appropriate authority.
c) The meal for the drivers has been set for Friday December 16th. Averil and Brian will organise this. It is to be held at 14 the Square Rhynie. All drivers +1 are invited along with members of the committee. Car Aid will provide the food but drivers need to bring their own drinks.
5. The constitution states that all members of the committee must stand down at year end and Paul raised the motion for all office bearers to remain the same with Brian seconding the motion. Therefore the following were then elected for this coming year:-
Margaret Hamilton – Chair person
Kate Hunter - Organiser
Averil Stewart - Treasurer
Elizabeth Moss - Secretary
Paul Manning )
Mary Duncan ) - Committee members
Brian Stewart )
6. Fundraising will be dealt with by the committee as needed.
A Get Together of volunteers and partners was held in Fourteen on Friday 16th December 2011
A lovely buffet meal was provided by Averil and Brian Stewart and everyone enjoyed the chance to relax and have a chat.
Rhynie (Medical Practice)
The coverage is similar of that of the Rhynie Medical Practice
Chairperson- Dr Poul Ipsen
Secretary- Mrs Hilary Ridge
Treasurer- Mrs Averil Stewart
Organiser-Mrs Kate Hunter
Eileen Burton, Mary Duncan,
Bill Gordon, Paul Manning,
Lynn & Colin Mumford,
Brian Stewart, Bill Robson
The committee would like to thank you for your support at our annual Soup and Sweet and for the generous donations received including money, baking, produce and bottles for the stalls, raffles, the very tasty soups and sweets and the hard working volunteers who helped on the day. We are very...
Thank you to Sandy and family for the generous donation of £125. Car Aid being one of the charities chosen to benefit from the collection at Helen's funeral.
Thank you to Tom for donating £400 raised at his 50th birthday party
Thank you to North Centre Caravan Club,David Findlater,Mrs M Beverly and the staff at Rhynie Medical Practice for their donations
Thank you to Brian and Averil for donating £252.51 part of the proceeds raised at the Hypnotist Evening.
The Soup and Sweet held on 28th April raised 2012 and we received a cheque for £500 from Cairnmore Community Fund. We also had donations from Dr James Taylor and Mrs M Beverly Snr Thank you all for your support
The committee would like to thank Mrs M Beverly,Noth Parish Church,Kylie and Rhona,Andrew Hunter & The Gordon Arms Hotel for their generous donations. £400 was raised at the Gala . Thank you to all who helped with the arrangements and on the stalls
The Soup and Sweet held on Saturday 21st May raised £776.85.The committee would like to thank you for your support and for the generous donations received including money,produce and bottles for the stalls, raffles,the very tasty soups and sweets and the hard working volunteers who helped on...
The committee would like to thank the Gordon Arms Hotel for the £154 donation received from the Car Boot Sale they held on on the 1st May
Thanks to all who helped and supported the hilarious and entertaining show on Saturday 2nd October. A total of £885.50 was raised which was divided between Rhynie Online and Car Aid.
Hospital Clinic Appointments
Chiropody Appointments and Surgery
Insch Day Hospital
Optician and Dentist
Compassionate Needs (At descression of service)
Kate Hunter 01464 861413