Helping charities isn’t all about running marathons, business will be told

Word Worker press release

Businesses interested in helping charities will get some advice and tips at a talk to Swindon networking group Business Village.

Caroline Sinclair, of Ronald McDonald House Oxford – Supporting Families with Children in Hospital, will give a presentation at the group’s weekly breakfast meeting on Thursday, February 4.

Entitled ‘What charities wished you knew’, Caroline’s talk will look at the best ways for businesses to make a difference to the charities they want to support.

A long-term and dedicated volunteer for Oxfam, Caroline became a charity fundraiser when redundancy from a software company prompted a change of career.

Two years on, and a steep learning curve later, Caroline is now ideally placed to share a behind-the-scenes perspective and offer guidance on what really works, and explain why fundraising isn’t all about running a marathon, 24-hour Zumba events, or organising a massive team outing to paint a wall!

“At a time when many crucial services are experiencing funding cuts, charities are crying out for help,” said Caroline. “We’d all like to make a difference, so what are the most useful ways for us and our businesses to support their chosen charities, and what are the actual benefits for the business itself and the people who work there?”

The event will include breakfast and the opportunity to network. Business Village meets each Thursday for breakfast and networking at The Campanile Hotel, on the Delta Business Park, Swindon, from 7.30-9am. The group charges no membership fee, just £10 per visit, and all are welcome. To book, visit Business Village.