Leading Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes charity Action4Youth called for increased collaboration to assist community cohesion.

The charity, who provide transformational experiences and activities to inspire children and young people, hosted its annual conference, focusing on the rapidly changing and uncertain times and how organisations can contribute in finding a way forward for the charity sector.

Held at The Clare Charity Centre in Saunderton, guests heard key note speeches from David Ruebain, of the Equality Challenge Unit, Patrick Murray, Head of Policy and External Affairs at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) and Professor Nigel Adams, Head of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at The University of Buckingham.

Lively and engaging, the speaking sessions, workshops and panel discussions focused on the importance of building and maintaining inclusive cultures, new relationships and different ways of working, the need for charities to be innovative and entrepreneurial in order to help them prosper and the significance of getting your message right.

Ian Revell, CEO of MK Community Foundation commented on the successful conversations taking place at the 2017 conference, explaining, “The need is greater than ever for charities like Action4Youth who champion issues relating to children and young people. I encourage organisations to be creative and innovative in their delivery to maximise impact and create meaningful opportunities for future generations.”

Jenifer Cameron, CEO of Action4Youth said, “We were delighted to have so many friends and partner organisations with us to gain such valuable insight about the biggest issues affecting our sector. It is crucial that charities share contacts, knowledge and understanding, so we can best help those that need our services, and that is what our conference has achieved.”

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