Montagu Hospital Comforts Fund

Trustees Reports


Trustees Annual Report on the year ended March 31st 2009


Charity name                                   Montagu Hospital Comforts Fund 

Charity Commission                     Registered number 226741

Financial year                                  beginning April 1st 2008

Financial year                                  ending on March 31st 2009

Charity’s principal address         Montagu Hospital

Adwick Road


S64 0AZ


Governing document        Montagu Hospital Comforts Fund

Constitution adopted on July 14th 1997


Objects of the Charity       The Comforts Fund is for the relief of patients at

Montagu Hospital who are sick, convalescent,

handicapped or infirm; the provision of amenities in

the hospital for patients and staff and generally in

support of the charitable work of the hospital.


Specific Investment Powers      

The Executive Committee may permit any investments

held by or in trust for the charity to be held in the name

of the clearing bank, trust corporation or any stock

broking company which is a member of the

International Stock Exchange.



                                                Mr D Jones                                                    Chairman

Mrs N. Gill                                                      Vice Chairman

Mrs M Boothroyd                                           Secretary

Mr BG Fletcher                                              Treasurer

Dr JB Ford                                                     President

Mr M Swann

Mr R Parkin

Mrs M Stokes

Mrs V Martin

Mrs ME Gill

Mrs S Pettit

Mr H Appleyard

Mr D Loy

Mr CB Griffiths

Miss P Windsor

Mrs E Bailey

Mr P Baldwin



Trustee’s selection method        

Trustees recommended are elected by the Executive

Committee. Trustees are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.


Activities and Achievements      

                                                The main activities of the Comforts Fund are:


                                                Operation of the hospital tea bar /shop by 35 or more

volunteers throughout the year from Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Donations are received from various sources, including

families of deceased patients.


Equipment and other items which benefit the comfort of

hospital patients are purchased at the request of hospital management.


Policies                                 The Trustees do not consider there to be any major risks

in running the charity.

There are no grant making polices or investment

selection policies laid down, these being reviewed as

and when desired


Reserve funds are maintained in the Nat West Bank

account and the National Savings Investment Account.



Declaration                          I declare in my capacity as a charity trustee that the

trustees have approved the Trustees Report and have authorised me to sign it on their behalf.






Full name                               Bernard George Fletcher




Independent Examiner’s Report on the accounts


Report to the trustees and members of the Montagu Hospital Comforts Fund on the accounts for the year ended March 31st 2009


Respective responsibilities of Trustees and Examiner


The charity trustees are responsible for the preparation of the accounts. the charity’s trustees consider that an audit is not required for the year under Section 43(2) of the Charities Act 1993 and that an independent examination is needed.


It is my responsibility to examine the accounts, follow the procedures laid down in the general directions given by the Charity Commissioners under Section 43(7)(b) of the Act and to state whether any particular matters have come to my attention.


Basis of Independent Examiner’s Statement


My examination was carried out in accordance with general directions given by the Charity Commissioners. An examination includes a review of the accounting records kept by the charity and a comparison of the accounts presented with those records. It also includes consideration of any unusual items or disclosures in the accounts, and seeking explanations from the trustees concerning any such matters. the procedures undertaken do not provide all the evidence that would be required in an audit, and consequently I do not express an audit opinion on the accounts.


Independent Examiner’s Statement


In accordance with my examination, no matter has come to my attention which gives me reason or cause to believe that in any material respect the requirements to keep accounting records in accordance with Section 41 of the 1993 Act and to prepare accounts which accord with the accounting records and comply with the accounting requirements of the Act have not been met, or


to which in my opinion attention should be drawn in order to enable a proper understanding of the accounts to be reached.

signed ……………………………..                         Dated………………………


D H P Tiptaft

David Howard Palmer Tiptaft

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales


Montagu Chambers

Montagu Square

Mexborough S64 9AJ