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Pure’s Charity Leaders Forum provides free support to 40 leaders and CEOs

Pure brought together forty leaders and CEOs from charitable organisations across the Eastern region for its annual Charity Leaders Forum in Cambridge.

The forum, held on 21 June at the Holiday Inn in Impington, is organised by Pure to provide senior charity leaders with the chance to come together, network, discuss key issues and hear from expert speakers.

Host David Culley, Associate Director at Pure, led discussions on defining and maintaining a clear employer culture. He was joined by guest speakers Judith Coplowe and John Stanton of PEM who looked at data protection regulation changes and the impact these could have on planning for fundraising. Vin Pandha of Lloyds Bank also advised on fraud guidance and protection techniques and David Beeney from Breaking the Silence shared his experience of mental health in the workplace and looked at positive strategies for creating stigma free environments.

David Culley said: “I’d like to thank all our guest speakers who took the time to take part in this forum and share their expertise. At Pure, we regularly work with charities across the region to support them with recruitment needs, as well as helping to raise funds for the many fantastic organisations in our communities. We know that as a leader of a charitable organisation there can be limited opportunities for networking with peers and for developing skills which are beneficial to the organisation. That’s why we decided to develop this dedicated forum to bring the region’s CEOs and charity leaders together to benefit from shared experiences and guest expertise.”

The session was free to attend, but donations were requested for the nominated charity of STARS, a children’s bereavement support service based in Cambridge. The event raised over £800 which will fund counselling sessions for local children supported by the charity.

For more information about future Charity Leaders Forums contact David Culley at Pure on 01223 209888.