Notice of our 94th AGM

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 17th June at 8pm in the Batchworth Educational Centre, Batchworth Lock, Rickmansworth. All are welcome but only members are allowed to vote. Refreshments will be available after the meeting. Please park in Church Street, Moor Lane or Tesco.

The agenda will be:

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Approve and sign off minutes of the last AGM 
  3. Honorary Treasurer’s Statement of Accounts
  4. To Appoint an Honorary Examiner
  5. Chairman’s Annual Report.
  6. Election of President
  7. Election of Life Vice Presidents
  8. Election of Officers
  9. Election of the Association Committee
  10. Any Other Business
  11. Guest speaker: David Gauke, former MP

Cancer Out Cancer (CoC) Zoom session

Cancer Out Cancer (CoC) is public campaign developed by patient members and supported by MacMillan Cancer Support. This local volunteer-led campaign aims to not only improve people’s understanding of cancer, but also encourage everyone to take action to promote their health. This can then be taken one step further by spreading the message with friends, family, colleagues and neighbours.

You are invited to a 60-minute Cancel Out Cancer Zoom session on Tuesday 21 May at 11am. To register:  a link will be emailed to attendees in advance of the session.

This session will cover:

  • understanding what cancer is and isn’t, including busting some myths
  • spotting cancer early, and get to know what the signs and symptoms of cancer are
  • knowing the value of screening, and importance of early diagnosis
  • being positive about health and small lifestyle changes to help prevent cancer.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more before booking a place on the session, please email

Free community event at St Mary’s church

The RDRA have a stall at this free community event on Saturday 18th May, please join us and many others for a fun-packed time from 10am onwards. We’re particularly looking forward to going up the church tower and parachuting a teddy bear from the very top! Further activities on Sunday 19th May, from 12 noon – have a look at their posters below.


Free upcoming health and care events

Patients are our Passion – Improving Patient Care and Experience in West Herts Hospitals

St Albans Patient Group and the Herts and West Essex ICB have organised this event on Wednesday 15 May, 6pm. It will be presented by Amanda Budd, Lead Nurse for Patient Care and Experience.

Join the Zoom meeting.

Patient Engagement Forum – Mental Health Awareness Webinar

Thursday 16 May, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

The Herts and West Essex ICB Patient Engagement Forum has organised this session for National Mental Health Awareness Week (13 to 19 May). The free session is being held online and will offer the chance to start the conversation about mental health.

Speakers will include a representative from the charity MIND and a local GP – there will also be a Q and A session. Register for the session.

St Albans Elective Care Hub

Wednesday 29 May, 6pm

St Albans Patient Group, with the Herts and West Essex ICB Patient Engagement Forum have organised a session on St Albans Elective Care Hub.  This new centre at St Albans City Hospital is for planned surgery to provide faster access to some routine operations for patients in Hertfordshire and west Essex. This is to reduce waiting lists for people who have been waiting for a long time to have their operation.  

Join the meeting to find out more about the new centre.

Free Diabetes Webinar

Message from H&WE Diabetes Support Group

There will be a free Diabetes Webinar on 17 April at 7pm-8pm, given by NICE. A deep dive into the world of diabetes medicines, exploring current treatments and exciting future developments! It will cover both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

Information on this webinar has gone out from the ICB to all GP Practices to promote it to their patients.

Please forward this message to anyone you know with Diabetes.

Reserve your place here:

Successful Wine & Cheese event

Thank you to everybody who attended our first RDRA 100+ Club event – 57 people came in the end. We all had a great time and managed to raise £164.55 for good causes and making Rickmansworth a better place.

Domaine Les Caizergues, one of the wine exhibitors based in Rickmansworth, are still offering a 10% discount on wines from their range plus free delivery (minimum order £70), up to 21st April 2024. Please quote RDRA when ordering from their website:

Village Wines, our other exhibitor from Bushey, sells wines, Proseccos, spirits and beers, as well as speciality cheeses, crackers and pickles, also extends their discount from the night up to 21st April 2024Village Wine’s detailed wine list, prices and order form.

More photos can be found on the Rickmansworth Town Facebook group: