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Saving Broken Hearts

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  CONSTITUTION

 

NAME

 

Charlotte & Craig “Saving Hearts” Foundation 

 

 

AIMS

 

The aims of the Group shall be to

(1)Fundraise for lifesaving defibrillators

(2)Raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in the young

(3)Donate the defibrillators to schools, communities and places of high footfall

(4)Provide training of all donated defibrillators.

(5)Raise awareness of C.P.R

 

 

POWERS

 

To further these aims the committee shall have power to:

 

(a)Obtain, collect and receive money or funds by way of contributions, donations, grants and any other lawful method towards the aims of the Group.

(b)Associate local authorities, voluntary organisations and the residents of the  area in a common effort to carry out the aims of the Group.

(c)Do all such lawful things as will further the aims of the Group.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

(a)Voting membership shall be open to all on the committee

 

(b)The Management Committee shall have the power to approve or reject applications for membership or to terminate the membership of any member provided that the member shall have the right to be heard by the committee before a final decision is made.

 

 

MANAGEMENT

 

(a)A Management Committee elected annually at the Annual General Meeting shall manage the Group.

 

 

(b)The committee shall consist of a chair, Vice-chairman, secretary, treasurers.    

 

 

(c)The committee shall meet at least Four times each year.

 

 

(d)One half of the committee being present shall enable the business of the group to be carried out.

 

 

 

(e)A proper record of all transactions and meetings shall be kept.

 

 

GENERAL MEETINGS

 

(a)An Annual General Meeting shall be held within 15 months of the date of the adoption of this constitution and each year thereafter.

 

 

(b)Notices of the AGM shall be published three weeks beforehand and a report on the Group’s financial position for the previous year will be made available at the same time.

 

 

(c)A Special General Meeting may be called at any time at the request of the committee, or not less than one third of the membership. A notice explaining the place, date, time and reason shall be sent to all members three weeks beforehand.  

 

 

(d)One third of membership or four members being present, whichever is the greater, shall enable a General Meeting to take place.

 

 

(e)Proposals to change the constitution must be given in writing to the secretary at least 28 days before a general meeting and approved by a two thirds majority of those present and voting.

 

 

ACCOUNTS

 

(a)The funds of the group including all donations, contributions and bequests, shall be paid into an account operated by the management committee.  All cheques drawn on the account must be signed by at least two members of the Management Committee.

 

(b)The funds belonging to the group shall be applied only to further the objects.

 

(c)A current record of all income, funding and expenditure will be kept.

 

 

DISSOLUTION

 

(a)The Group may be dissolved by a resolution passed by a simple two-thirds majority of those present and voting at a Special General Meeting.

 

(b)If confirmed, the committee shall distribute any assets remaining after the payment of all bills to other charitable group(s) or organisation(s) having aims similar to the Group or some other charitable purpose(s) as the Group may decide.