On the 7th November we welcomed 100 Healthwatch members to our fourth annual meeting.
Across the evening we heard from Healthwatch staff, volunteers, and trustees talking about the work we have achieved in the past year. This included updates from each borough, and focused presentations around Grenfell Tower and Charing Cross Hospital.
We were also very pleased to be joined by three special guests.
The first was Jane Mordue, Chair for the Healthwatch England Committee, who took part in our Q&A session and closed our annual meeting, saying “people have got something to say, listen to them!”
Councillor Michael Cartwright, mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham, also joined us. As well as opening the annual meeting, he also announced the winner of our Running Pencils competition.
Running Pencils was an art competition that we ran throughout October, asking school children to draw a healthy activity they liked doing. We then asked local art group ArtWest, to judge the entries. We were delighted to have Penelope, the winner, collect her certificate on the night, and her school will receive a £150 voucher for sports equipment as a result. View the gallery below to see some of our favourite drawings.
Penelope’s Winning Drawing
It was great to see so many of you there and we look forward to working with you in the coming year. If you want to find out more about work go to Our Work, or to find information on local health and social care events go to our Events page.