This is the final foreword from me as I step down from the challenging but rewarding role of Chair after six years. While I will still serve on the Board, it is time for someone else to take the reins and guide SAFA Cumbria through the barriers to continued success that I have alluded to in previous forewords.
Grateful thanks are due to my fellow board members and to all employees, past and present, who have contributed to SAFA’s longevity and success. Without your time, and with no (or minimal!) recompense, SAFA Cumbria would not have survived for the last eleven years. In the past year, volunteers have made significant contributions: speaking at the last AGM , painting a reception room mural and making an anti suicide short film . Our founder and CEO is invaluable, providing inspiration and sound guidance to everyone. Similarly, without our counsellors SAFA Cumbria would not be the force for good that it continues to be.