The Footscape 2023 Annual General Meeting was held on November 30. I’m pleased to announce the governing Committee for the forthcoming twelve months will comprise Shan Bergin (President), James Gerrard (Vice President), James Copes (Treasurer), Stephanie Crookston (Secretary), Daniel Bryant, Rebecca Mannix, Anna Stybowski and Jenny Farquhar. Together we look forward to implementing the Footscape mission and vision and promote foot health equity for all. 

The 2023 Annual Report was presented at the Annual General Meeting and is available for viewing on the Footscape website. As part of my Chief Executive Officer report I highlighted the difficulties charities such as Footscape have experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless through adherence to the structural pillars adopted in our Strategic Plan Footscape continued to be productive during the 2022/23 Financial Year with significant highlights comprising:

  1. Record Podiatry Material Aid Centre operations: Footscape has achieved a record distribution of footwear, socks and foot care kits to homeless and other disadvantaged persons.
  2. Launch of a new website: Footscape rebranded it’s website to include a new material aid request platform and streamline operations with affiliate organisations.
  3. Achieving eleven years of providing volunteer Podiatry clinical services at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

4. Advancement of the Children’s Orthotic Project: During 2022 Footscape funded thirty orthotic devices for financially disadvantaged children encountering foot pathology.

At the end of a challenging year for many people I wish you and your family a safe and happy festive season!