First networking event for Bourne groups a success

Canon David Staples of Bourne Rotary Club enjoys a joke with Jack Slater of Bourne Preservation Society. Photo by Alan Kaye
Canon David Staples of Bourne Rotary Club enjoys a joke with Jack Slater of Bourne Preservation Society. Photo by Alan Kaye
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A networking evening to give community groups and charities operating in Bourne a chance to share their activities with a wider audience was held at the Bourne Corn Exchange on Thursday last week.

About 30 organisations turned out for the event organised by Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service.

Community development officer Ruth Copleston said: “The event was very much a pilot scheme and we were delighted with its success. We have seen over the past few months and years, the increasing reliance being placed on the charitable sector as some of the provisions previously provided by national and local government funding have been reduced or redeployed.

“It is important therefore that local charities are aware of alternative funding opportunities and how other organisations are coping with changing circumstances. The evening had a real buzz to it and learning from it, we hope to repeat the exercise, but next time throwing the event open to the wider public so that they too can see what opportunities in terms of volunteering and assistance are open to them”.

The event was sponsored by the Len Pick Trust.