The charity is governed by Trustees according to its Constitution, the Charities Act 2011 and the Charity Commission regulations. Trustees act jointly and share ultimate responsibility for the affairs of a charity.

Age Concern Bracknell Forest is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), charity

number 1153607
. A CIO is not a company registered with Companies House but does hold property and enters into contracts including contracts of employment in its own right. The personal liability of Trustees is limited much the same as directors of limited companies.

( Prior to 2014, the Charity was constituted as an Unincorporated Association, reg number 265351, which is still listed on the Charity Commission website. )

We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in helping the older people of Bracknell by joining our team of trustees or attending committees to assist management of the charity.


The board of trustees meets about six times per year. They delegate management of day-to-day affairs and charity workers to the Chief Executive Officer, Tracey Hedgecox. The Day Centre Manager, Jane Parker reports to the CEO and manages a team of 7.

The detailed work of the trustee board may be delegated to monthly Committees with co-opted members including non-trustees. These provide essential skills to assist Tracey and her admin staff. Current committees are: Policy; Business and Finance; and Operations

Minutes of other General Meetings

15th January 2015, EGM to approve amended Annual Report and Accounts for 2013-14
12th December 2013, new office, CIO progress and "events strategy"
28th August 2013, EGM to approve objects for new CIO.
26th June 2013, finance, incorporation, internet, events, office and shop.
27th February 2013, CO's notes
27th November 2012, CO report, presentation
Tues 29th May 2012
25th October 2011
26th May 2011
24th February 2011
9th December 2010
8th July 2010


A board of 3 to 12 Trustees governs the affairs of the charity.

The role and duties of trustees are described in The Charity Commission guidance:
CC3 - The Essential Trustee and in the Constitution, section 12.

Current trustees are:
Ms Fiona Heston (Chair)
Mr David Pelczer (Treasurer)
Mrs Nina Cardrick (Secretary)
Cllr Mr Cliff Thompson(Bracknell Forest Council)
Cllr Mr Paul Bidwell (Bracknell Town Council)

Registered (Voting) Members of the Charity

Anyone interested in furthering the work of Age Concern Bracknell Forest can become a voting member.

Members meet at the AGM and other General Meetings.

They elect trustees to govern the charity and they help to guide the work of the charity.

There are currently 22 registered members.

Committee Members

At least one trustee sits on each committee and acts as rapporteur to the board. Other people with appropriate skills can join committees and need not be trustees or members of the charity

Members of Age Concern Bracknell Network

Membership is open to any resident of Bracknell Forest, over the age of 50, who registers their contact details with us in order to benefit from our information and activities... more


Page updated 09/08/2018