Ambulance Wish Western Australia has published its Annual Report 2020, highlighting the work of the charity during its first year of existence. The report was approved at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on the 22 November 2020.
With majority of large fundraising plans and activities, as well as opportunities to secure grants and funding, either cancelled or placed on hold due to COVID-19, the focus of its Management Committee has been on ‘behind the scenes’ work, creating a robust and lasting framework to further the charity’s mission and goals. “We have developed our formal Strategic and Operational Plan and over thirty governance practices and policies to ensure the charity exceeds legal and ethical standards and expectations, with the holistic care and safety of our volunteers, wish recipients and their families at its core” described Susie Wilson, Chair of the Management Committee.
The annual report details important information about Ambulance Wish Western Australia and its work over a 12 month period and includes:
- the charity’s mission and vision
- an overview of activities and achievements during the previous 12 months, as well as future activities planned; and
- reports from board members and information about the charity’s finances and governance.
As requested a copy of the annual report has been provided to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as part of the Annual Information Statement.
The requirement for a reviewed or audited annual financial report depends on the size of a charity. As a small charity, it is optional to submit a financial report in the Annual Information Statement, so there is no ACNC requirement for Ambulance wish Western Australia to have its financial report reviewed or audited. To demonstrate transparency, however, Ambulance Wish Western Australia choses to submit a financial report as part of the Annual Information Statement and include the information in its Annual Report.