Who We AreOur AGM
  • Our Annual General Meeting

    Mary Frances Trust is made up of a Board of Trustees, paid staff, volunteers - and most importantly, the people we support.

    We have structured our organisation so that it is our Members who elect the Board of Trustees, who then take responsibility for the strategic development of the charity.

    As a Registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee, we hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) every year. This is required under company and charity law, and is a time when our Members and other interested stakeholders can find out more about our activities and financial statement from the preceding year, presented as part of our Annual Report and Accounts (ARA).

    Visit our Annual Report and Accounts page

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  • What does it mean to be a Member and how to become one?

    As part of the AGM process, we have to draw up a register of Members of Mary Frances Trust.

    To be eligible to register as a Member of Mary Frances Trust, you need to have lived experience of mental health issues or be a carer of someone with mental health issues.

    The registered Members of our company are defined as those people who register as such shortly before the AGM each year. Registered Members are invited to vote on our Annual Report and Accounts from the previous financial year as well as any resolutions posed at the AGM, and throughout the following year. Most importantly, it is the registered Members of Mary Frances Trust who appoint the Board of Trustees. Each year at least one third of the Board will step down for re-election.

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  • Proxy vote

    If you’re registered Member of Mary Frances Trust and would like to vote at the AGM but cannot attend the meeting, you can request a proxy form by contacting Kerry, our Administration Officer, at or on 01372 375 400 or texting 07929 024722.

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  • When is the next AGM?

  • Our 2021 AGM was held virtually on Monday 1 November on Zoom. Our next AGM will happen in the autumn of 2022.