This month's event is all about social issues. This topic ranges from rising inequality, the impact of social deprivation, access to healthcare, the ageing population, encouraging diversity, quality of Education and much more. With such a rich area of discussion, this month we are delighted to have 2 great speakers who will be talking about the role of charities in helping with end of life care for an ageing population and the rising level of inequality at a local and national level, which has facilitated the rise in food banks. Our speakers this month are:
Victoria Lawrence, Community Fundraising Manager, Pilgrims Hospice Ashford
Victoria has been a professional fundraiser for over 15 years and specialises in engaging local individuals, groups and companies in charitable support. She will join us to talk about the services provided by Pilgrims Hospices and how funding and volunteers help them to provide free end of life care and other vital family support services.
Chris Norman, Operations Manager, Family Food Bank & FareShare Kent
The Family food bank targets families and single people in need of emergency food support in the Swale, Ashford, Maidstone and Thanet Districts. FareShare Kent is the social enterprise that has been set up to support the Family Food Bank, and operates the Kent and Medway operations of the national FareShare charity which takes surplus but in date food from the food industry and re-directs it to charities and social enterprises supporting vulnerable people.
The event runs from 6:30-8pm, with free tea, coffee and biscuits available throughout. We run the Kent Collective like a mini TED talk but with a social twist, giving plenty of opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss the topic with each other both before and after the talks.
Please book your free ticket below as spaces are limited and look forward to meeting you there.