15th March, 2013
The new Constitution & Rules of the charity have been diligently worked on by new Chairman Giles Cooper in consultation with Clintons Solicitors for over 18 months now, but were today voted on unanimously by the Executive Committee of the EABF, making it now the official governing document of the charity.
The previous Constitution & Rules were so old that, for example, the Secretary of the Charity was restricted to spending just 2 shillings per week on expenses for the Care Home!
Whilst the fundamental core principles, scope of help and vision for the charity remain unchanged, the Rules & Constitution have now been overhauled and fit for the 21st Century.
Giles Cooper commented, "It's been a huge task revolutionising a charity that has been steeped in history, tradition and old habits. The charity has been run much like a family concern behind closed doors for so long and its now time to take it forward, freshen our outlook and widen the scope of help and remit of support, whilst at the same time being more transparent and accountable to our donors, beneficiaries and regulatory bodies."