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Our second online event on June 3rd 7:30 – 8:45pm

Hi everyone

This is just a nudge to remind you of our next event on Wednesday 3rd June at 7.30pm – its our second online event and is going to be another triumph..

Building Back Better – June Sarpong OBE, BBC Director of Creative Diversity in conversation with Vanessa Kingori MBE, Publishing Director of British Vogue, Sarah Brown, President of Theirworld & Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education,  Shelley Zalis, entrepreneur, founder & CEO of the The Female Quotient and Matthew Taylor CBE, Chief Executive of the RSA.

You can book on the website or by writing to Clare.

There will be no charge for the event, but we are suggesting that members make a contribution to a Covid-19 related charity and our suggestions are:

Compliments of the House is a small London-based charity that collects fresh, surplus food from supermarkets and restaurants like Pret, Marks & Spencer, Costa and Franco Manca and redistributes it to those in need, whether they’re rough sleepers, homeless or simply struggling to make ends meet. With the government’s announcement to close restaurants and cafes, COTH needs you more than ever. The charity was created by Sinead Browne, who grew up in foster care before experiencing homelessness herself. Through a scholarship, Sinead managed to go to university and train as a lawyer but after three years working at different firms, she gave up her career to put all her savings into her charity. Giving back to her community has always been her focus. Sadly, the charity’s food re-distribution hub has had to temporarily close its doors because it relies on supermarket and restaurant donations. This is also for the safety of the charity’s clients, many of whom have weakened and compromised immune systems. In the meantime, the charity is desperately fundraising, so help Sinead rebuild and re-open COTH by donating on the JustGiving page, becoming a regular donor or a patron. And when COTH is back up and running, do check out their Brixton-based centre and consider volunteering your time to help give out food to the vulnerable clients. Follow their Instagram page here.

Self-isolating can be difficult for many people struggling with their mental health, and who normally rely on human interaction for help. By donating to Mind, you’ll be able to help those in need access help. A donation of £8 could answer a call to the Mind Infoline, providing someone with vital support and information about help in their area, whilst £21 could run our online peer support community Elefriends for an hour, helping people connect with others and feel less alone during the coronavirus outbreak.


Kerris Bright
Chair 2019-2020