This year, we held our AGM2022 on Saturday 11th June at Bungay Community Centre. The AGM was followed immediately by an afternoon tea, attended by nearly 50 people, which included listeners, present and past volunteers for Three Rivers, members of Suffolk Sight and Peter Aldous MP.
Chairman Emma Welton said, “it was a lovely afternoon. Our AGM was really positive. My wonderful committee are so proactive, and they are completely behind my drive to open up our service of a talking newspaper to people who are not registered visually impaired, but who cannot, due to a variety of health issues, access printed material. My stumbling block is ensuring that the postal system for these potential listeners is identical to our current system, the Royal Mail Articles for the Blind. I am pleased to say that our local MP, Peter Aldous, together with East Suffolk Council, are in the process of investigating this issue with Royal Mail.
Our afternoon tea was an absolute delight. We had a number of listeners come along to chat with volunteers and other listeners, whilst drinking tea and eating delicious cakes. In fact, one listener has been with Three Rivers almost from its inception 30 years ago, which was wonderful to hear. I would like to thank Maisebrook Farm and the Co-Op Community Fund who provided very generous raffle prizes, which helped to raise nearly £150”.