As well as our 'Networking Ridefest' taking place at next months event, we are really pleased to announce February's guest speaker......

Dionne Walton, Dionne is the Grandmentors Project Officer for Volunteering Matters Ipswich with a background in Post 16 education and management. The project is recruiting volunteers aged 50+ to support young people leaving the care system, the mentoring relationship aims to support young people to become more independent, engage in Education, Employment or Training and ready to embark on adult life once they leave the care system.

The bespoke approach to Grandmentors Ipswich enables them the flexibility to work with local organisations who share their passion to engage with, and develop the community we work in, offering new experiences and support for the some of the most vulnerable.

Grandmentors Ipswich, offers individuals aged 50+ the opportunity to give back to the community and encourage vulnerable young people to develop essential skills of self-reliance.

Volunteering Matters is a national charity working on bespoke local projects that enable anyone to participate in their local community through volunteering and social action. We develop and deliver high impact volunteer-led solutions across the UK in response to some of the most difficult challenges facing individuals and their communities today. The business sector can support these opportunities and Volunteering Matters can show you the many ways that individuals, companies and groups can support their own communities through creative and innovative means.

If you would like to find out more about this great community project from Dionne then join us on Tuesday the 13th of February, just turn up and pay on the door or if you prefer you can register your place here

(£2 donation on the door to St Elizabeth Hospice applies)

To find out more about Volunteering Matters visit

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