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Save the date: “Stronger charities for a stronger Suffolk” – 7 February 2018

We are delighted to announce the date of the first Community Action Suffolk conference for 2018, “Stronger charities for a stronger Suffolk” on Wednesday 7 February 2018.

Following the publication of the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities report in March 2017 (Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society), we have decided to bring the report to life in a practical way here in Suffolk.

Baroness Pitkeathley, Chair of House of Lords Select Committee on Charities, said:

“Charities are the eyes, ears and conscience of society. They mobilise, they provide, they inspire, they advocate and they unite. From small local organisations run entirely by volunteers to major global organisations with turnover in the hundreds of millions, their work touches every facet of British civic life.”

The conference will give delegates practical tips, actions and support. We will ensure everyone leaves having gained knowledge of the report and what it means to the VCSE sector. We will look at how we can all apply it in Suffolk, ensuring that a robust, resilient and sustainable sector thrives in its contribution to the communities we serve.

We are pleased to announce confirmed contributions from:

  • Baroness Pitkeathley OBE (Chair – House of Lords Select Committee on Charities)
  • Baroness Ros Scott (House of Lords Select Committee on Charities; CAS Trustee)
  • Karl Wilding (Director of Public Policy, NCVO)
  • Cllr Colin Noble (Leader of Suffolk County Council)

Places can now be booked online, booked online.