Association news: South West Association hold AGM in Cornwall

Published: 1 Nov 2017

Association news: South West Association hold AGM in Cornwall

The South West Association of Churchill Fellows were joined by WCMT Chief Executive Julia Weston for their AGM in Cornwall in October.

Our Regional Associations are well-established, regional networks, with 14 covering the whole of the UK. They enable Fellows to connect with each other and can help Fellows to promote their findings in their region. They also organise meetings and social functions, which are highly valued by members.

The South West Association's event began with the AGM, which was followed by presentations from three Fellows in the South West region:

  • Polly Baynes, who travelled to Australia in 2017 to explore approaches to maintaining birth family contact in fostering and kinship care. Read Polly’s report
  • Anne Embury, who travelled to New Zealand and Australia in 2014 to research the development of bereavement-by-suicide support groups. Read Anne’s report
  • Josephine Spring, who travelled to Denmark, Norway and Sweden in 2014 to investigate optimising the therapeutic effect of gardens for neuro-disability patients. Read Josephine’s report

Julia (picture above, third from left) then gave an update on the work of WCMT and answered questions from attendees.

The day concluded with a tour of the St Austell Community Fire Station, which was opened in 2003.

Read minutes from the South West Association’s AGM (PDF, 152kb)

Read the South West Association’s 2017 report (PDF, 280kb)

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