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Charity merger

Published on 15 December 2023 08:54 AM

Merger of Age UK Worcester and Malvern Hills (Age UK WMH) and Age UK Hereford and Localities (Age UK HL)

Over the last few months Age UK WMH and Age UK HL have been working together to expand our service delivery to clients. We have also been working together to develop a retail offer in Herefordshire.

Subsequently, the trustees of both organisations agreed at a joint Board meeting on 10th August 2023 to proceed with the merger of the charities and that Age UK Worcester and Malvern Hills and Age UK Hereford and Localities plan to become one organisation known as:  

Age UK Worcester, Malvern Hills & Hereford Localities (Age UK WMH & HL)

The new name was chosen to reflect our existing charities, their individual presence in the community and the continuity of our services as we move forward together to form the new organisation.

Both charities are very well matched, and equally well resourced with quality staff and volunteers, strong governance, and the ability to attract the support from external stakeholders.

It is the belief of both individual boards of Trustees that this is not in any way a takeover by either organisation, but will be the creation of a strong united charity going forward.

The head office of the new merged organisation will be at Bank House, Worcester, and we will retain the offices in Great Malvern, Leominster and Ledbury as well as all the other locations from which we deliver services or retail.

Age UK National has given its approval of these plans.

Therefore, the new organisation will come into effect on from 1st January 2024

It is our vision that the merger will enhance the delivery of current and additional services across a wider geographical area more cost effectively through economies of scale and the spread of best practices across the new organisation.

The Trustees of: Age UK Worcester and Malvern Hills and Age UK Hereford and Localities.

We would be delighted to answer any questions that you may have.

For more information, please contact Clare Thomas or Sue Mosley: 

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