Shine and GrowMyCharity joined forces on the 22nd June to put on a lovely event at a beautiful venue – Dame Hannah Rogers Trust @ Seale Hayne, Newton Abbot. In the morning Alistair Gleave, my collaborator on the GrowMyCharity project, presented to about 30 delegates from a number of South West based charities on how to supercharge their social media activity. We looked at how a number of other organisations are using Social Media to boost their profile and engage with the wider community. This provided some lively and interesting discussions. Alistair was his usual bouncy and entertaining self resulting in a dynamic and enjoyable session.
This was followed by the Shine Charity Networking Lunch and more delegates joined us for some delicious homemade fayre provided by the excellent catering team at Dame Hannahs. Anita Newcombe, of Anita Newcombe Media, was the after lunch speaker and was able to provide some tips on how to best promote your fundraising event. Anita spent eight years as Managing Editor of the region’s best-loved county magazines, Devon Life, Somerset Life and Cornwall Life, she has also been involved in fundraising for local charites and is currently a Trustee with the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.
After lunch, delegates were treated to a tour of Seale Hayne and were able to see the wonderful facilities that Dame Hannahs provides including theatre, live music venue, art and craft workshops, recording studios and music rooms, conferences facilities and lecture theatres.