to and to information to visually impaired people regarding live music affordability and

Even though various charities are doing great work in supporting visually impaired people none of them combines and affordability to live music as a specific object.

By supporting registered charities A4Altruistic HOPES to improve access for visually impaired people to live music in London.
Improving for visually impaired people takes the form of:
  1. support to get to and from the venue
  2. the cost of entry to the venues
  3. of support for visually impaired people
support to get to and from the venue ‘Shape’, a disability-led arts organisation working to improve to culture for disabled people provided this type of support until lack of funding caused them to discontinue this service. Superb support for visually impaired people to get to the venues is now provided by the ‘Thomas Pocklington Trust’. A4Altruistic supports the Thomas Pocklington Trust in continuing this service. the cost of entry to the venues A4Altruistic suppports venues to reduce ticket prices to live music for visually impaired people. awareness of support for visually impaired people A4Altruistic hopes that having this website and spreading the good word the charities in question will become better recognised and in London. How A4Altruistic raises funds, identifies registered charities that further the objects by A4Altruistic and then give grants to these charities. acts as an for other charities. Obviously we welcome all donations, but are equally happy for you to support the ‘Thomas Pocklington Trust’ directly.
To administration costs please send your cheque to 56 Verulam House, Hammersmith Grove, London W6 0NW and make it payable to 'A4Altruistic'.and tell us if you would want to make this a gift-aid donation. We will sent you a receipt confirming your donation and if a gift-aid donation form.
In order to minimise our administration please use this link xxxx to giftaid to make your contribution to us.
In the immediate future the board welcomes new directors and members to further our cause. Background The founders of the charity checked early 2014 about what was available regarding this for the visually impaired.
Articles of Association of A4Altruistic 1 The company’s name is A4 Altruistic (and in this document it is called the ‘charity’). 2 In the articles:

‘address’ means a postal address or, for the purposes of electronic communication, a fax number, an or postal address or a telephone number for receiving text messages in each case registered with the charity;

‘the articles’ means the charity’s articles of association;

‘the charity’ means the company intended to be regulated by the articles;

‘clear days’ in relation to the period of a means a period excluding:

  1. the day when the is given or deemed to be given; and
  2. the which it is given or on which it is to take effect;

‘the Commission’ means the Charity Commission for England and Wales;

means the Companies Acts (as defined in 2 of the Companies Act 2006) insofar as they apply to the charity;

‘the directors’ means the directors of the charity. The directors are charity trustees as defined by 177 of the Charities Act 2011;

‘document’ includes, unless specified, any document sent or supplied in electronic form;

‘electronic form’ has the meaning given in 1168 of the Companies Act 2006;

‘the memorandum’ means the charity’s memorandum of association;

‘officers’ includes the directors and the (if any);

‘the seal’ means the common seal of the charity if it has one;

‘secretary’ means any person appointed to perform the duties of the secretary of the charity;

‘the United Kingdom’ means Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and

words importing one gender shall include all genders, and the singular includes the plural and vice versa.

Unless the context otherwise requires words or expressions contained in the articles have the same meaning as in the Companies Acts but excluding any statutory modification not in force when this constitution becomes binding on the charity.

Apart from the exception mentioned in the previous paragraph a reference to an Act of Parliament statutory modification or re-enactment of it for the time being in force.

of 3 The liability of the members is limited to a sum not exceeding £1, being the amount that each member undertakes to contribute to the assets of the charity in the of its being wound up while he, she or it is a within one year after he, she or it ceases to be a member, for:
  1. (1) payment of the charity’s debts and liabilities incurred before he, she or it ceases to be a member;
  2. (3) adjustment of the rights of the contributories among themselves.

4 The charity’s objects (‘Objects’) are to: making live music and affordable to visually impaired people and to supply to achieve that object.

[Nothing in the articles shall authorise an of the property of the charity for purposes which are not charitable in accordance with 7 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and/or 2 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.]

5 The charity has power to do anything which is calculated to further its Object(s) or is conducive or incidental to doing so. In particular, the charity has power:

  1. (1) to raise funds. In doing so, the charity must not undertake any taxable permanent trading activity and must comply with any relevant statutory regulations;
  2. (2) to buy, take on lease or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any property and to and equip it for use;
  3. (3) to sell, lease or otherwise dispose of all or any part of the property belonging to the charity. In exercising this power, the charity must comply as appropriate with 117 and 122 of the Charities Act 2011.
  4. (4) to borrow money and to charge the whole or any part of the property belonging to the charity as security for repayment of the money borrowed or as security for a grant or the discharge of an obligation. The charity must comply as appropriate with 124 - 126 of the Charities Act 2011 if it wishes to mortgage land;
  5. (5) to co-operate with other charities, voluntary bodies and statutory authorities and to exchange and advice with them;
  6. (6) to establish or support any charitable trusts, associations or institutions formed for any of the charitable purposes included in the Objects;
  7. (7) to acquire, merge with or to enter into any partnership or joint venture arrangement with any other charity;
  8. (8) to set aside income as a reserve against future expenditure but only in accordance with a written policy reserves;
  9. (9) to employ and remunerate such staff as are necessary for carrying out the work of the charity. The charity may employ or remunerate a director only to the extent it is permitted to do so by article 7 and provided it complies with the conditions in that article;
  10. (a) deposit or invest funds;
  11. (b) employ a professional fund-manager; and
  12. (c) arrange for the investments or other property of the charity to be held in the name of a nominee; in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as the trustees of a trust are permitted to do by the Trustee Act 2000;
  13. (11) to provide indemnity insurance for the directors in accordance with, and subject to the conditions in, 189 of the Charities Act 2011;
  14. (12) to pay out of the funds of the charity the costs of forming and registering the charity both as a company and as a charity.
of income and property
  1. 6 (1) The income and property of the charity shall solely towards the promotion of the Objects.
  2. (2)
    1. (a) A director is to be reimbursed from the property of the or may pay out of such property reasonable expenses properly incurred by him or her when acting on behalf of the charity.
    2. (b) A director may from trustee indemnity insurance cover purchased at the charity’s expense in accordance with, and subject to in, 189 of the Charities Act 2011.
    3. (c) A may receive an indemnity from the charity in the circumstances specified in article 57.
    4. (d) A director may not receive any other or payment unless it is authorised by article 7.
  3. (3) Subject to article 7, none of the income or property of the charity may be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend bonus or otherwise by way of profit to any member of the charity. This does not prevent a member who is not also a director receiving:
    1. (a) a from the charity in the capacity of a of the charity;
    2. (b) reasonable and proper remuneration for any goods or services supplied to the charity.
    and payments to charity and connected persons 7
    1. (1) General provisions
    2. (a) buy any goods or services from the charity on terms preferential to those applicable to members of the public;
    3. (b) sell goods, services, or any interest in land to the charity;
    4. (c) be employed by, or receive any remuneration from, the charity;
    5. (d) receive any other financial benefit from the charity; unless the payment is permitted by (2) of this article, or authorised by the court or the Charity Commission.
    1. (b) A director or connected person may enter into a contract for the supply of services, or of goods that are supplied in connection with the provision of services, to the charity where that is permitted in accordance with, and subject to the conditions in, 185 and 186 of the Charities Act 2011.
    2. (c) Subject to (3) of this article a director or connected person may provide the charity with goods that are not supplied in connection with services provided to the charity by the director or connected person.
    3. (d) A director or connected person may receive interest on money lent to the charity at a reasonable and proper rate which must be not more than the Bank of England bank rate (also known as the base rate).
    4. (e) A director or connected person may receive rent for premises let by the director or connected person to the charity. The amount of the rent and the other terms of the lease must be reasonable and proper. The director concerned must withdraw from any meeting at which such a proposal or the rent or other terms of the lease are under discussion.
    5. (f) A or connected person may take part in the normal trading and fundraising activities of the charity on the same terms as members of the public.
    1. (a) The amount or maximum amount of the payment for the goods is set out in an agreement in writing between the charity or its (as the case may be) and the or connected person supplying the goods (‘the supplier’) under which the supplier is to supply the goods in question to or on behalf of the charity.
    2. (b) The amount or maximum amount of the payment for the goods does not exceed what is reasonable in the circumstances for the supply of the goods in question.
    3. (c) The other are satisfied that it is in the best interests of the charity to contract with the supplier rather than with someone who is not a or connected person. In reaching that decision the must balance the advantage of contracting with a or connected person against the disadvantages of doing so.
    4. (d) The supplier is absent from the part of any meeting at which there is discussion of the proposal to enter into a contract or arrangement with him or her or it with regard to the supply of goods to the charity.
    5. (e) The supplier does not vote on any such matter and is not to be counted when calculating whether a quorum of is present at the meeting.
    6. (f) The reason for their decision is recorded by the in the minute book.
    7. (g) A majority of the then in office are not in receipt of remuneration or payments authorised by article 7.
    1. (i) holds more than 50% of the shares; or
    2. (ii) controls more than 50% of the voting rights attached to the shares; or
    3. (iii) has the right to appoint one or more to the board of the company.
  4. (b) ‘connected person’ includes any person within the definition in ‘Interpretation’.
of ’ interests

8 A must declare the nature and extent of any interest, direct or indirect, which he or she has in a proposed transaction or arrangement with the charity or in any transaction or arrangement entered into by the charity which has not previously been declared. A must absent himself or herself from of the charity in which it is possible that a conflict will arise between his or her duty to act solely in the interests of the charity and any personal interest (including but not limited to any personal financial interest).

Conflicts of interests and conflicts of loyalties 9
  1. (1) If a conflict of interests arises for a because of a duty of loyalty owed to another organisation or person and the conflict is not authorised by virtue of any other provision in the articles, the unconflicted may authorise such a conflict of interests where the following conditions apply:
    1. (a) the conflicted is absent from the part of the meeting at which there is discussion of any arrangement or transaction that other organisation or person;
    2. (b) the conflicted does not vote on any such matter and is not to be counted when considering whether a quorum of is present at the meeting; and
    3. (c) the unconflicted consider it is in the interests of the charity to authorise the conflict of interests in the circumstances applying.
  2. (2) In this article a conflict of interests arising because of a duty of loyalty owed to another organisation or person only refers to such a conflict which does not involve a or benefit of any nature to a or to a connected person.
Members 10
  1. (1) The to the memorandum are the first members of the charity.
  2. (2) Membership is open to other individuals or organisations who:
    1. (a) apply to the charity in the form required by the and
    2. (b) are approved by the
  3. (3)
    1. (a) The may only refuse an application for membership if, acting reasonably and properly, they consider it to be in the best interests of the charity to refuse the application.
    2. (b) The must the applicant in writing of the reasons for the refusal within twenty-one days of the decision.
    3. (c) The must consider any written representations the applicant may make about the decision. The decision following any written representations must be notified to the applicant in writing but shall be final.
    4. (4) Membership is not transferable.
    5. (5) The must keep a register of names and addresses of the members.
Classes of membership 11
  1. (1) The may establish classes of membership with different rights and obligations and shall record the rights and obligations in the register of members.
  2. (2) The may not or alter the rights or obligations attached to a class of membership.
  3. (3) The rights attached to a class of membership may only be varied if:
    1. (a) three-quarters of the members of that class consent in writing to the variation; or
    2. (b) a special resolution is passed at a separate general meeting of the members of that class agreeing to the variation.
  4. (4) The provisions in the articles about general meetings shall apply to any meeting relating to the variation of the rights of any class of members.
Termination of membership 12 Membership is terminated if:
  1. (1) the member dies or, if it is an organisation, ceases to exist;
  2. (2) the member resigns by written to the charity unless, after the resignation, there would be less than two members;
  3. (3) any sum due from the member to the charity is not paid in full within six months of it falling due;
  4. (4) the member is removed from membership by a resolution of that it is in the best interests of the charity that his or her or its membership is terminated. A resolution to remove a member from membership may only be
  1. (a) the member has been given at least twenty-one days’ in writing of the meeting of the at which the resolution will be proposed and the reasons why it is to be proposed;
  2. (b) the at the option of the member, the member’s representative (who need not be a member of the charity) has been allowed to make representations
  1. (1) The charity must hold its first general meeting within eighteen months after the date of its incorporation.
  2. (2) An general meeting must be held in each year and not more than fifteen months may elapse between successive li>
14 The may call a at any time. of
  1. (a) twenty-one clear days for an general meeting or a general meeting called for the passing of a special resolution;
  2. (b) fourteen clear days for all other general meetings.
  3. (2) A general meeting may be called by if it is so agreed by a majority in number of members having a right to attend and vote at the meeting, being a majority who together hold not less than 90 percent of the total voting rights.
  4. (3) The notice must specify the date time and place of the meeting and the general nature of the business to be transacted. If the meeting is to be an general meeting, the notice must say so. The notice must also contain a setting out the right of members to appoint a proxy under 324 of the Companies Act 2006 and article 22.
  5. (4) The notice must be given to all the members and to the and auditors.
16 The at a meeting shall not be invalidated because a person who was to receive notice of the meeting did not receive it because of an accidental omission by the charity. at general meetings 17
  1. (1) shall be transacted at any general meeting unless a quorum is present.
    1. (a) Two members present in person or by proxy and to the business to be conducted at the meeting; or
    2. (b) one tenth of the total membership at the time whichever is the greater.
  2. (3) The authorised representative of a shall be counted in the quorum.
  1. (1) If:
    1. (a) a quorum is not present within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting; or
    2. (b) during a meeting a quorum ceases to be present; the meeting shall be adjourned to such time and place as the shall determine.
  2. (2) The must reconvene the meeting and must give at least seven clear days’ notice of the reconvened meeting stating the date, time and place of the meeting.
  3. (3) If no quorum is present at the reconvened meeting within fifteen minutes of the time specified for the start of the meeting the members present in person or by proxy at that time shall constitute the quorum for that meeting.
  1. (1) General meetings shall be chaired by the person who has been appointed to chair meetings of the
  2. (2) If there is no such person or he or she is not present within fifteen minutes of the time appointed for the meeting a nominated by the shall chair the meeting.
  3. (3) If there is only one present and willing to act, he or she shall chair the meeting.
  4. (4) If no is present and willing to chair the meeting within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding it, the members present in person or by proxy and to vote
  1. (1) The members present in person or by proxy at a meeting may resolve by ordinary resolution that the meeting shall be adjourned.
  2. (2) The person who is the meeting must the date, time and place at which the meeting is to be reconvened unless those are specified in the resolution.
  3. (3) No business shall be conducted at a reconvened meeting unless it could properly have been conducted at the meeting had the adjournment not taken place.
  4. (4) If a meeting is adjourned by a resolution of the members for more than seven days, at least seven clear days’ notice shall be given of the reconvened stating the date, time and place of the meeting.
  1. (1) at a meeting shall be decided by a of before, or on of the result of, the of
  2. (c) by a member or members present in person or by proxy representing not less than one-tenth of the total voting rights of all the members having the right to vote at the meeting.
  3. (a) by the person who is the meeting of the result of a vote shall be conclusive unless a poll is demanded.
  1. (a) poll demanded on the election of a person to chair a meeting or on a question of adjournment must be taken immediately.
  2. (e) If a poll is demanded the meeting may continue to deal with any other business that may be conducted at the meeting.
Content of 22
  1. (1) (a ‘proxy notice’) which -
  2. (b) identifies the person appointed to be that member’s proxy and the general meeting in to which that person is appointed;
  3. (c) is signed by or on behalf of the member appointing the proxy, or is authenticated in such manner as the may determine; and
  4. (d) is delivered to the charity in accordance with the articles and any instructions contained in the notice of the general meeting to which they relate.
  5. (3) Proxy may specify how the proxy appointed under them is to vote (or that the proxy is to abstain from voting) on one or more resolutions.
  6. (b) that as a proxy in relation to any adjournment of the general meeting to which it relates as well as the meeting itself.
Delivery proxy 22A
  1. (1) A person who is to attend, speak or vote (either on a of hands or on a poll) so in respect of that meeting or any adjournment of it, even though a valid proxy notice has been delivered to the by or on behalf of that person.
  2. (2) An under a proxy notice may be revoked by delivering to a notice in writing given by or on behalf of the person by whom or on whose behalf the proxy notice was given.
Written resolutions 23
  1. (1) in writing agreed by a simple majority (or in the case of a special resolution by a majority of not less than 75%) of meeting
    1. (c) it is contained in an authenticated document which has been received at the office within the period of 28 days beginning with the circulation date.
  2. (3) In the case of a member that is an organisation, its authorised representative may signify its agreement.
Votes of members

24 Subject to article 11, every member, whether an individual or an organisation, shall have one vote.

25 Any objection to the qualification of any voter must be raised at the meeting at which the vote is tendered and the decision of the person who is the meeting shall be final.

  1. (1) Any organisation that is a member of the charity may nominate any person to act as its representative at any meeting of the charity.
  2. (2) The organisation must give written notice to the charity of the name of its representative. The representative shall not be entitled to represent the organisation at any meeting unless the notice has been received by the charity. The representative may continue to represent the organisation until written notice to the contrary is received by the charity.
  3. (3) given to the charity will be conclusive evidence that the representative is entitled to represent the organisation or that his or her authority has been revoked. The charity shall not be to consider whether the representative has been properly appointed by the organisation.
  1. (1) A must be a natural person aged 16 years or older.
  2. (2) No one may be appointed a if he or she would be disqualified from acting under the provisions of article 39.

28 The minimum number of shall be 2 but (unless otherwise determined by ordinary resolution) shall not be subject to any maximum.

29 The first shall be those persons notified to House as the first of the charity.

30 A may not appoint an alternate or anyone to act on his or her behalf at of the

Powers of 31
  1. (1) The shall manage the business of the charity and may exercise all the powers of the charity unless they are subject to any by the Acts, the articles or any special resolution.
  2. (2) No alteration of the articles or any special resolution shall have retrospective effect to invalidate any prior act of the
  3. (3) Any meeting of at which a quorum is present at the time the relevant decision is made may exercise all the powers exercisable by the
Retirement of

32 At the first general meeting all the must retire from office unless by the close of the meeting the members have failed to elect sufficient to hold a quorate meeting of the At each subsequent general meeting one-third of the or, if their number is not three or a multiple of three, the number nearest to one-third, must retire from office. If there is only one he or she must retire.

  1. (1) The to retire by rotation shall be those who have been longest in office since their last appointment. If became or were appointed on the same day those to retire shall (unless they otherwise agree among themselves) be determined by lot.
  2. (2) If a is required to retire at an general meeting by a provision of the articles the retirement shall take effect upon the conclusion of the meeting.
34 The charity may by ordinary resolution:
  1. (2) determine the rotation in which any additional directors are to retire.
35 No person other than a director retiring by rotation may be appointed a director at any general meeting unless:
  1. (2) not less than fourteen than days before the date of the meeting, the charity
    1. (b) the member’s intention to propose the appointment of a person as a
    2. (c) contains the that, if the person were to be appointed, the charity would have to file at House; and
    3. (d) is signed by the person who is to be proposed to his or her willingness to be appointed.

36 All members who are entitled to receive notice of a general meeting must be given not less than seven nor more than twenty-eight clear days’ notice of any resolution to be put to the meeting to appoint a director other than a director who is to retire by rotation.

  1. (1) The directors may appoint a person who is willing to act to be a director.
  2. (2) A director appointed by a resolution of the other directors must retire at the next general meeting and must not be taken into in determining the directors who are to retire by rotation.

38 The appointment of a director, whether by the charity in general meeting or by the other directors, must not cause the number of directors to exceed any number fixed as the maximum number of directors.

Disqualification and removal of directors 39 A director shall cease to hold office if he or she:
  1. (1) ceases to be a director by virtue of any provision in the Companies Acts or is prohibited by law from being a director;
  2. (2) is disqualified from acting as a trustee by virtue of 178 and 179 of the Charities Act 2011 (or any statutory re‑enactment or modification of those provisions);
  3. (3) ceases to be a member of the charity;
  4. (4) in the written opinion, given to the company, of a registered medical practitioner treating that person, has become physically or mentally incapable of acting as a and may so for more than three months;
  5. (5) resigns as a director by notice to the charity (but only if at least two directors will in office when the notice of resignation is to take effect); or
  6. (6) is absent without the permission of the directors from all their held within a period of six consecutive months and the directors resolve that his or her office be vacated.
Remuneration of directors

40 The directors must not be paid any remuneration unless it is authorised by article 7.

Proceedings of 41
  1. (1) The directors may their proceedings as they think fit, subject to the provisions of the articles.
  2. (2) may call a meeting of the directors.
  3. (6) meeting may be held by suitable electronic means agreed by the directors in which each participant may communicate with all the other.
  1. (1) No decision may be made by a meeting of the directors unless a quorum is present at the time the decision is purported to be made. [’Present‘ being present by suitable electronic means agreed by the directors in which a participant or participants may communicate with all the other participants.]
  2. (2) The quorum shall be two or the number nearest to one-third of the total number of directors, whichever is the greater, or larger number as may be decided from time to time by the directors.
  3. (3) A director shall not be counted in the quorum present when is made about a matter upon which that director is not entitled to vote.

43 If the number of directors is less than the number fixed as the quorum, the continuing directors or may act only for the purpose of filling vacancies or of calling a general

  1. (1) The directors shall appoint a director to their meetings and may at any time revoke such appointment.
  2. (2) If no-one has been appointed to chair the directors or if the person appointed is unwilling to preside or is not present within ten minutes after the time appointed for the meeting, the directors present may appoint one of their number to chair that meeting.
  3. (3) The person appointed to chair the directors shall have no functions or powers except those conferred by the articles or to him or her by the directors.
  1. (1) A resolution in writing or in electronic form agreed by all of the directors entitled to receive notice of a meeting of the directors and to vote upon the resolution shall be as valid and effectual as if it had been passed at a meeting of the directors duly convened and held.
  2. (2) The resolution in writing may comprise several documents containing the text of the resolution in like form to each of which one or more directors has signified their agreement.
  1. (1) The may any of their powers or functions to a committee of two or more directors but the terms of any delegation must be recorded in the minute book.
  2. (2) The may the
    1. (a) the relevant powers are to be exercised exclusively by the committee to whom they delegate;
    2. (b) no expenditure may be incurred on behalf of the charity except in accordance with a budget previously agreed with the directors.
  3. (3) The directors may revoke or alter a delegation.
  4. (4) All acts and proceedings of any committees must be fully and promptly reported to the directors.
of directors’ decisions 47
  1. (1) Subject to article 47(2), all acts done by a of directors, or of a committee of directors, shall be notwithstanding the in director:
  2. (2) Article 47(1) does not permit a director or a connected person to keep any benefit that may be conferred upon him or her by a resolution of the directors or of a committee of directors if, but for article 47(1), the resolution would have been void, or if the director has not complied with article 8.
Seal 48 If the charity has a seal it must only be used by the authority of the directors or of a committee of directors authorised by the directors. The directors may determine who shall sign any instrument to which the seal is affixed and unless otherwise so determined it shall be signed by director and by the secretary (if any) or by a second director. Minutes 49 The directors must keep minutes of all:
  1. (1) appointments of officers made by the directors;
  2. (3) the directors and
  3. (b) the decisions made at the meetings; and
  4. (c) where appropriate the reasons for the decisions.
  1. (1) directors must prepare for each financial year accounts as by the Companies Acts. The accounts must be prepared to a true and fair view and follow accounting standards issued or adopted by the Accounting Standards Board or its successors and adhere to the recommendations of applicable of Recommended Practice.
  2. (2) must keep accounting records as by the Act.
Report and Return and Register of Charities 51
  1. (1) The directors must with the of the Charities Act 2011 with regard to the:
    1. (a) transmission of a copy of the of account to the Commission;
    2. (b) preparation of an Annual Report and the transmission of a copy of it to the Commission;
    3. (c) preparation of an Annual Return and its transmission to the Commission.
  2. (2) The directors must the Commission promptly of any changes to the entry on the Central Register of Charities.
to be 52
  1. (1) Subject to the articles, anything sent or supplied by or to the charity under the articles may be sent or supplied in any way in which the Companies Act 2006 provides for documents or which are authorised or required by any provision of that Act to be sent or supplied by or to the charity.
  2. (2) Subject to the articles, any document to be sent or supplied to a director in connection with the taking of decisions by directors may be sent or supplied by the means by which that director has asked to be sent or supplied with such or documents for the time being.
53 to be given to or by any person pursuant to the articles:
  1. (2) must be given in electronic form.
  1. (1) The charity may give to a
    1. (b) by sending it by post in a prepaid envelope addressed to the member at his or her address; or
    2. (d) by giving it in electronic form to the address.
    3. (e) by placing the notice on a website and providing the person with a notification in writing or in electronic form of the presence of the notice on the website. The notification must that it concerns a notice of a meeting and must specify the place date and time of the meeting.
  2. (2) member who does not register an address with the charity or who registers only a postal address that is not within the United Kingdom shall not be entitled to receive any notice from the charity.
present in person at any meeting of the charity shall be to have received notice of the meeting and of the purposes for which it called. 56
  1. (1) Proof that an envelope a notice was properly addressed, prepaid and posted shall be conclusive evidence that the notice was given.
  2. (2) Proof that an electronic form of notice was given shall be conclusive where the company can demonstrate that it was properly and sent, in accordance with of the Companies Act 2006.
  3. (3) In accordance with of the Companies Act be deemed to be given:
    1. (b) in the case of an electronic form of communication, 48 hours after it was
Indemnity 57
  1. (1) The charity may indemnify a relevant director against any liability incurred in that capacity, to the extent permitted by to 234 of the Companies 2006.
  2. (2) In this article a ‘relevant director’ means or former director of the charity.
57A The charity may indemnify an auditor against any liability incurred by him or her or it
  1. (1) in defending proceedings (whether civil or criminal) in which judgment is given in his or her or its favour or he or she or it is acquitted; or
  2. (2) in connection with an application under 1157 of the Companies Act 2006 (power of Court to grant relief in case of and reasonable conduct) in which relief is granted to him or her or it by the Court.
Rules 58
  1. (1) The directors may from time to time make such reasonable and proper rules or as they may deem or expedient for the proper conduct and management of the charity.
  2. (2) bye laws may the matters but are not to them:
    1. (a) the admission of members of the charity (including the admission of organisations to membership) and the rights and privileges of such members, and the entrance fees, and other fees or payments to be made by members;
    2. (d) the procedure at general meetings and meetings of the directors in so far as such procedure is not regulated by the Companies Acts or by articles;
    3. (e) generally, all such matters as are commonly the subject matter of company rules.
  3. (3) The charity in general meeting has the power to alter, add to or repeal the rules or bye laws.
  4. (4) The directors must adopt such means as they think sufficient to bring the rules and bye laws to the notice of members of the charity.
  5. (5) The rules or laws shall be binding on all members of the charity. No rule or bye law shall be inconsistent with, or shall affect or anything contained in, the articles.

59 If a dispute arises between members of the charity about the propriety of anything done by the members of the charity under these articles, and the dispute cannot be resolved by agreement, the parties to the dispute must first try in good faith to settle the dispute by mediation before resorting to litigation.

  1. (1) The members of the charity may at any time nd in expectation of, itresolve that any net assets of the charity after all its debts and have been paid, or provision has been made for them, shall on or before the of the charity be or in any of the
    1. (b) by transfer to any charity or charities for purposes similar to the Objects; or
    2. (c) to any charity or charities for use for particular purposes that within the
  2. (2) Subject to any such of the members of the charity, the directors of the charity at any time before and in expectation of its resolve that any net assets of the charity after all its debts and liabilities have been paid, or provision made for them, shall on or before of the charity be applied
    1. (c) to any charity or charities for use for particular purposes that fall within the Objects.
  3. (3) In no circumstances shall the net assets of the charity be paid to or distributed among the members of charity (except to a member that is itself a charity) and if no resolution in accordance with article 60(1) is passed by the members or the directors the net assets of the be applied for charitable purposes as directed by the Court or the Commission.
61. In , (2) of article 9 and sub-clause (2) of article 47
  1. (3) a person on in with the or with any within sub-clause (1) or (2) above;
  2. (a) by the director or any person falling within sub-clause (1), (2), or (3) above; or
  3. (a) the director or any connected person within subclauses (1) to (3) has a substantial interest; or
  4. (c) of the Charities Act 2011 apply for the of interpreting the terms used in this
In to the above document A4Altruistic will adhere to the following policies:

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Dido and Aeneas

If you would like more information regarding this event, please email us at info@a4altruistic.org.uk

In this event, you will be transported back in time and introduced to the dramatic, entertaining and passionate world of Ancient Greece. Here, we will meet Dido, the widowed Queen of Carthage and her Trojan Prince lover, Aeneas. With them, you will follow a tale of great anticipation and ardent love- with dancing! You do not need to be able to read music; there is only one requirement: ’Be prepared to join in‘. During this event, there will be live performances from professional singers and a pianist, as well as a thorough introduction to the opera.

Through the event, we will follow the story of Dido and her Trojan suitor, with performances from our professional singers and chorus participation from both them- and you! You will be led by our singers through several movements from the opera, working on both the musical and dramatic demands of Purcell’s masterpiece, looking at action as well as song. At the end of the event, you will perform your work for a live audience and whether you want to move, sing, do both or simply listen, you will be an essential part of the show.

For the convenience of everyone, we ask that you bring your own food with you, which you can enjoy in comfortable surroundings and pleasant company. Our performance will be on the ground floor of the building for ease of access and our performers are more than happy to help with any issues you may have. Just ask!

Follies, More Audio Descriptions, Please!

Join us for Follies and an informal discussion to explore ways of extending the range of audio described performances and other services for Visually Impaired People. We will also aim to discuss on how to get more Visually Impaired People to attend musical events in London.

Starting at 11:30 the discussion will precede a Touch Tour at 12 noon.

The discussion will continue after the Tour (over a sandwich and a drink for a small additonal fee, if desirable).

The audio described performance of Follies will start at 2pm and finishes at about 4:20pm.

Please note that although the Touch Tour and the Audio Describer Performance have kindly and superbly been provided by the National Theatre, they are not responsible for rest of the programme.

If you would like more information regarding this event, please email us at info@a4altruistic.org.uk or call 0208 749 0360.

To confirm that you qualify for a reduced ticket price for Follies, we reserve the right to ask you to provide a visual impairment registration document.

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