Free advice in Alford for voluntary groups

Alford Manor House EMN-150915-090633001
Alford Manor House EMN-150915-090633001

A free networking event where voluntary groups can pick up and share tips and advice and hear from expert speakers is being held in Alford.

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) is hosting the Voluntary Sector Forum at Alford Manor House in West Street from 11am to 2.30pm on Friday.

Marie Chapman, senior community development and volunteering officer, said: “This forum gives groups the chance to share experiences and good practice and learn what’s new in the voluntary sector.

“We are delighted to be hosting the event at Alford Manor House - one of Lincolnshire’s best loved historic houses.”

Speakers include Samantha Smith, senior rural Officer at Community Lincs, on the new ‘Really Useful Stuff – Handbook’. There will be copies available on the day as well as her work as the Community Buildings & Playing Fields Officer for the county.

Nigel Harris, projects officer, Community Payback, will explain the opportunities for charities and heritage groups to work with his teams whose Community Payback hours can be used on projects where the offenders learn new skills in return.

Janett Thornalley will give a presentation on ‘Alford Remembers 1914-18’, which won the Best Event category in the 2015 Hudson Heritage Award winners for Alford Manor House.

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