Working together – Channel Finance Group and Support Dogs
This month we hear from Bill Christie of Channel Finance Group, who have become Your Partnerships members in the last year.
I was on a Your Partnerships Midlands zoom networking event, when I met Chris Daykin of the charity Support Dogs and we discussed how I could help provide opportunities for his Sheffield based charity, that works nation-wide, gain publicity in Scotland.
Chris introduced me to Tess Thomson, their Community Fundraising Manager and we arranged a Zoom 121 where Tess told me more about the charity and the work they do. Having been made aware that “they” transform the lives of Children and Adults affected by autism, epilepsy and disability. The pandemic was very much restricting Fund Raising Opportunities.
Having been a Rotarian for over 30 years I discussed ways to provide the required opportunities.
I invited Tess to be our guest speaker in July at a meeting of the Rotary E Club of the West of Scotland and in addition to a film, we had an on screen presentation by a client user. Tess and her team will also be attending in person with her team at the Annual Rotary West of Scotland District 1230 Conference in October as one of our Guest Speakers. This will provide considerable exposure and hopefully “support” from Rotary Clubs throughout the UK. Whilst it is great to collaborate in Business and Commercial Finance, positive support to Charities is so important, in particular when Fund Raising opportunities have been curtailed in the past 18 months.