I recently compered the wonderful 2nd (ever) annual Reading Volunteer Awards (red dress last year, navy dress this year!) hosted by Reading Voluntary Action (RVA). http://rva.org.uk/volawards2018/. Until last year’s event, I had tended to be luke-warm about ‘awards’. Surely just going to people for doing their well-paid jobs? But I was completely converted, bowled over… Read more »
Local charities A few weeks ago, the Dash Charity in Slough, a Women’s Aid refuge organisation, lost its core funding to a London-based housing association; the result of the local authority putting those services out to tender. This is distressing for the well-established charity concerned, its staff and board, past and current beneficiaries and all… Read more »
I attended the NAVCA conference earlier this month (NAVCA is the national infrastructure body for local voluntary action). The day provided much food for thought about what the future might hold for the voluntary sector, and how it affects our priorities. As a facilitator working to help organisations to get their heads around the implications of… Read more »
RACT is a group of charities who raise funds together and receive donations from Local Giving and Payroll Giving. Recently, in my role as Chair of RACT, I presented a cheque to the South Reading charity ‘Care Cultural Integration (CCI)‘ Women’s group (Agaseke). The Chair of the women’s group (Agaseke) gratefully received the donation. She… Read more »
As Chair of RACT (Reading Area Charities Together) Karen Morton was delighted to be able to handover two new wheelchairs to Readibus – in the company of the Minister for the Voluntary Sector, Rob Wilson.