Huge response to charity event

Over 70 charities have responded to the invitation to attend my charity conference on 4th November. The event will allow charities in Great Yarmouth to share best practice, and to learn about opportunities to access cash from the Big Lottery and the Norfolk Community Foundation.

As a supporter of the third sector, I felt that I should try to put this support into practical action. I wrote to every locally based charity, inviting them to the event and I am overwhelmed by the positive response.

A lot is written about the Big Society; but it is through the day-to-day activities of vibrant charities that we have the best demonstration of what the Big Society is all about. It is about ordinary people coming together to help others.
I am delighted that there is such support and interest from charities and I am looking forward to welcoming them to the event.

19th October 2011