Good Neighbours AGM

Chorlton Good Neighbours AGM, Sep19th 2013agm-01

A group photo of all the long serving volunteers  (20+ years each) who were each presented with a plaque, together with Helen Hibbert, CGN coordinator who was presented with a gift to mark her 30 years working in CGN. Also on the left is the guest speaker at the AGM, Paul McGarry. Senior Strategy Manager. Valuing Older People, Manchester City Councilagm-02 agm-07

Andrew Dawson, long tern volunteer and CGN committee memberagm-12 agm-13

Philip Lloyd who has been with Good Neighbours since it was formedagm-20

Reading the Annual Reportagm-21

Bob Cowan in the middle. Bob was recently awarded the Arctic Star medal by the Government in recognition of his WW2 service in the Arctic Convoys. CGN has long campaigned for this on his behalfagm-25

John Hill, Volunteeragm-29 agm-30

Our guest speaker, Paul McGarry. Senior Strategy Manager. Valuing Older People, Manchester City Council . Also, local councillor, Sheila Newmanagm-31

Much reading of the Annual Reportagm-32 agm-34

Enid Wood, long service volunteeragm-36

Helen Hibberd with the Annual Report which she wrote and produced. Lots of photos and information so much more interesting than most annual reportsagm-41 agm-42

Joan Constable reads the annual reportagm-44 agm-47

Joan finds something hilariously funny in the annual reportagm-48 agm-51 agm-53

Hilda and Nancy listening to the speechesagm-54 agm-57

Russell Kirby, CGN chair, talks to John and Geraldagm-59 arthur brandreth 1980s

Helen managed to dig out some old photos of the long service volunteers, Here is Arthur  receiving a Christmas gift from Helen many years ago. Arthur is still much the same, but perhaps with a bit less hair!john hill 1990s

John Hill, (in the middle)  another 20+ years volunteer, here pictured at a long ago Christmas Partyleo hussey 1996Leo Hussey, pictured many years ago above, and below as he is today – still the life and soul of any party!