Lots and lots of Leaders Together

Keeping me busy this week has been the planning of our very first Leaders Together networking event which took place this morning.

It was a great collection of mentors, mentees, support organisations and TimeBank staff getting together to celebrate and discuss the achievements of the programme thus far, the sucesses of various mentoring pairs, the challenges in the sector and most importantly the opportunities for support that are available out there. This event was planned to coincide with Small Charities Week which celebrates the valuable contribution of these small organisations in our communities. This milestone provides a great opportunity for us to reflect on what we do, how we work and how we can best support small organisations to support communities better.

I would like to thank everyone who attended and made the event what it was; even though it was quite early (I hope the breakfast made up for it!). I would like to thank in particular my lovely mentees Natalie and Greg, and mentor David for their input and all the support organisations who attended including Small Chartities Coalition, London Voluntary Services Council, Olmec, Red Ochre and Social Enterprise London.

If you are interested in taking part as a mentor or mentee to support a small community organisation please visit the Leaders Together website.