Philanthropists and guests from across Calderdale and beyond are gathering today to promote and take inspiration in charitable awareness and fundraising.
Over 120 professional charity fundraisers, volunteers and people with an interest in generating and giving charitable donations are at Dean Clough, Halifax, for The Inspiring Fundraising and Philanthropy in the 21st Century conference, organised by Community Foundation for Calderdale.
The Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Dr Ingrid M Roscoe welcomed guests to the all day conference.
Key note speaker Phil Packer MBE, a former British Provost Officer who suffered spinal cord injuries in service in Iraq and who has raised over a million pounds for charity, spoke to guests about the social scope of the voluntary and business sector working together.
Mr Packer said: ““I feel honoured to have been asked to speak at this innovative and visionary event. Working together in partnership is vital to ensure the sustainability and success of a charity to carry out its work and I look forward to giving my support to the Community Foundation for Calderdale.”
Other speakers include Marcelle Speller OBE, founder of localgiving.com, Beth Breeze author of Richer Lives, Why Rich People Give, Jonathan Straight from Straight plc Leeds and Calderdale philanthropist Pat Russell.
See Friday’s Courier for full article and interviews with key speaker Phil Packer MBE and speaker Marcelle Speller OBE.