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Who We Are
B&BF's mission is to inspire change and create opportunities to enable people with bladder and bowel control problems have a voice and equal choice. As part of this the charity will raise awareness of bladder and bowel control problems amongst the general public and healthcare professionals, and provide access to information and support regarding treatments, products and services.
Structure, Governance and Management
The charity's governing document is its Memorandum and Articles of Association and the Trustees are the Company Directors. Under the Memorandum and Articles of Association, the charity has the power to make any investment which the Trustees see fit.
All Trustees of the Bladder and Bowel Foundation are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on a rotation system, where one third of the membership retire and are re-elected each year based on the longest in office. Trustees may come from the general public, healthcare or other sector. Trustees are offered a structured induction including presentations by staff, background material, business plans and information on Bladder and Bowel Foundation's priority activities. The Trustees are all unpaid volunteers, and may claim reasonable out of pocket expenses. Any Trustee providing professional services beyond their normal work as a Trustee may receive reasonable and proper remuneration for those services.
At each meeting of the Board, Trustees are required to declare any potential conflict of interest, financial or otherwise, and may be required to withdraw from any relevant proceedings.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the legal governance of the Bladder and Bowel Foundation. They set the strategic direction for the charity and its major programmes, and help resolve competing demands, which may be placed on the organisation. The Board holds 4 meetings each year.
A Board of Trustees of between five and fifteen members administers and governs the charity.
A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is appointed by Trustees to manage the day-to-day operations of the charity including financial control.
The Board appoints a Chairman, Vice-Chair and Treasurer and they are re-elected annually. These Officers work together to support the CEO and the Bladder and Bowel Foundation, and they have delegated powers to take any necessary decisions between scheduled Board meetings. The Chairman of the Bladder and Bowel Foundation is responsible for appraising the performance of the CEO on behalf of the Board.