Record-breaking full house for Rawlinsons' charity conference

A RECORD number of delegates have signed up for the annual charity conference organised by city accountants Rawlinsons. It will be the biggest event of its kind ever held in Peterborough.

The event, at the KingsGate Conference Centre on June 10, has attracted 180 delegates from the charity sector in Greater Peterborough. The 2014 conference has been organised in partnership with Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service.

The conference programme will feature a series of speakers and breakout sessions addressing a range of topical issues, including a national view on the VSCE sector from Crown Representative Michael O’Toole.

Leonie McCarthy from Peterborough Council for Voluntary Services will update delegates on the city wide community research results and will also officially launch the new Voluntary Sector citywide forum ‘Peterborough Community Wellbeing Partnership’.

“This free conference will be perfect for employees and trustees of charities, as well as new and potential trustees,” said Mark Jackson, a partner at Rawlinsons.

“This event is growing in stature each year. We started with 50 delegates and last year we had 130. I’m delighted by the interest shown in this year’s offering and look forward to welcoming both new and returning delegates,” added Mark. “It just goes to show how big the charity sector is in the city.”

The event is free to charities and registration will commence at 9am with the presentations between 9.30am and 4pm. A buffet lunch will be provided to encourage ongoing discussion and networking opportunities.

If you are interested booking one of the few remaining places, please contact Joanna Bacon at Rawlinsons on 01733 568321 or email her at Closing date for registrations is May 30 2014.