Blog: Charities are the lifeblood of our city

 

Blog written by Sandy Hore-Ruthven, former Chair of Trustees at Voscur

Meg and Adibah started Safe Space last year as a support group for refugees and asylum seekers who have suffered sexual violence. Their passion came from experience and a desire to make a difference – improving the lives of people in Bristol.

All for one and one for climate change?

 

“Charities shouldn’t help governments that won’t do anything about climate change,” according to futurologist Mark Stevenson speaking at this month’s Charity Futures event in London.

It’s a fair point. After all, why work to reduce homelessness, inequality, poverty etc. if all of these issues are going to be overshadowed by the impact on our doorstep of rendering an increasing proportion of the planet inhospitable to human life?

Blog: Why become a board member?                                                                 

Being a board member is one of the most important roles in a charity or social enterprise. Trustees or directors work on governing bodies and take ultimate responsibility for an organisation, ensuring that it is well-run and working towards its purpose – whether that is (for example) to decrease poverty, provide play opportunities for children or offer housing to people who are homeless.

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