Bethphage launched a friends association to support the charity’s work providing care and support to adults with a learning disability in Shropshire and the West Midlands in October 2017. Bethphage Friends are an informal group of people committed to supporting us to achieve our mission of being an excellent provider of support to people with disabilities.
Bethphage Friends receive copies of the charity’s newsletters and occasional additional correspondence. Our staff and the people we support are automatically members and we encourage former staff to become members of Bethphage Friend as a way of keeping in touch with news of the people they supported and former colleagues. Over time, we hope Bethphage Friends will be able to provide practical support and contribute to the development of fundraising activities.
We would like to encourage the families of people we support, social workers, commissioners, suppliers, people local to our services, local businesses, partner agencies etc. to become members.
By sending information electronically we are able to keep membership of Bethphage Friends free, but we do encourage anybody without an email address to donate £5 a year to cover the cost of printing and posting newsletters.
All you have to do to join Bethphage Friends is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address and the nature of your interest in Bethphage (family member, neighbour, social worker, etc.)
By doing so, you confirm your agreement that we will hold that information in a database, which we will only use for communicating with you and will not share with anybody else.
Bethphage are currently seeking to recruit new trustees with a financial or legal background.
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President of Bethphage Friends, Gordon Hermiston said “I am extremely honoured to become President of Bethphage Friends. I think the plans for the Friends will provide encouragement for the incredible work that Bethphage does and over time will provide funds for extra activities for the people that Bethphage supports. I enjoyed 10 good years as a Trustee of Bethphage and I look forward now as a Bethphage Friend to hearing news of the organisation and its activities as it goes from strength to strength in the years ahead.”
Chief Executive, Peter Loose said that the creation of Bethphage Friends developed from an idea by our chairman to share the charity’s newsletters and information about our activities with more people. Bethphage Friends is an informal group of people committed to supporting the charity’s vision of inclusive communities where all people can live the life they choose.