A Good Reason To Cancel Your Gym Membership

Last night I attended a networking event organised by S.E Alley for social entrepreneurs. S.E Alley organise an open, supportive monthly event to help social entrepreneurs meet each other.
The event was held at Impact Hub Kings Cross, in partnership with MakeSense, ClearlySo and GoodGym. We heard a little about each of these organisations, and were then shown a film the Guardian have produced about GoodGym. Watching the film made me feel quite emotional, and reminded me of all the older people I met when I was working for NBFA Assisting the Elderly.
Click here to watch the film.
After we saw the film Ivo Gormley, Founder of GoodGym, encouraged everyone who has a gym membership to cancel it and join GoodGym instead.
The rest of the evening was filled with informal networking. I met so many interesting people, including Deesha Chandra, Paul Minett, and Maria Trindade.
SE Alley Event
I found the group really friendly and welcoming, so if you are a social entrepreneur in or around London I really recommend checking S.E Alley out. Info on their events are posted on Facebook and Twitter. I am already looking forward to the next event – hope to see you there!

Happy Small Charity Week 2014!

one swallow makes a summer

I hope everyone has an excellent Small Charity Week, which starts today.

The Week is run by the FSI, in collaboration with a number of partners- it celebrates small charities and raises awareness of their work.

I would also urge you to check out the Small Charities Coalition. Membership of the Coalition, as well as that of the FSI, is totally free. If your charity’s income is less than £30,000 a year, membership of NCVO is also free.

Small charities do incredible things, every day. Most of the time it is without recognition and in many cases the work they do is hard and tiring. Small charities tackle causes that other parts of society won’t touch or don’t know about. Often not enough people even know about the work small charities do so they lack supporters, donors and champions- and even worse there are people out there…

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