UK Keratoconus Self-Help and Support Association
Another Busy Year
The Keratoconus Group Annual General Meeting on 25 March reflected on last year’s successful activities – 3rd national conference in Birmingham, launch of Keratoconus At Work leaflet, revival of social meetings in London, continued development of KC website and much increased activity on the forum, successful application to Awards for All for grant of £3000 to fund DVD and booklet of 2005 conference, and appeal to members which raised £2500.
Thanks were expressed to the outgoing Chair, Mike Oliver and to our treasurer Matt for work on financial planning. For the future, more local groups will soon be launched (Wales, Manchester and possibly others). Marian Bargery also reported on contact with her MP over the issue of solutions on prescription. The following were elected as full committee members and trustees of the charity:- Matt Allgood, Mark Bennister, Marian Bargery (West Midlands), Phil Davis, Anne Klepacz, Elizabeth Mair (Scotland), Elaine Nickolay, Moira O’Brien, Mike Oliver, Val Pearmon and John Smith. The following were elected as co-opted members: Carol Morgan and Simon Winkler ( Wales) and Amanda Stigle.
Full details of the AGM and Committee minutes, including financial details, are available on request.
The Manchester group has just launched with a meeting in May this year. See page 2 for details of the next meeting.