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Rawlinsons’ charity conference succeeds for 6th year

The city’s charity conference, organised by accountancy firm Rawlinsons, attracted over 150 delegates from the charity sector on Tuesday 7th June.  This 6th CharityConf2016annual conference is the biggest of its kind to be held in Peterborough.

The event, held at the KingsGate Conference Centre, saw delegates from across the charity sector in the Greater Peterborough area come together for a full day of seminars, workshops and networking.  The programme featured a series of speakers addressing a range of topical issues, including a national view on the true value of the charity sector from ACEVO Chair Paul Farmer, who encouraged everyone to think about what they are proud of in their charity and to tell their story of how lives have been impacted through their great work.

There was also a reflection from the 2015 Peterborough Telegraph Award winners by The Leprosy Mission’s Zoë Bunter, including an encouragement to not become weary in doing good.

As well as experts from Rawlinsons providing sessions of financial and governance, there were many other speakers from charities and advisers providing insights to help charities develop and be resilient.

“The early feedback from the event has been encouragingly positive once again, with delegates commenting on the breadth of great speakers and new ideas” said Mark Jackson, partner at Rawlinsons.   “One delegate commented that, having seen the quality of the event, they wished they had invited their CEO up from their head office in London.”