Two events aim to help organisations with their fundraising

CHARITIES and voluntary groups are being encouraged to attend two events in Newbiggin offering fundraising advice.

In the first, fundraising expert Mark Butcher will show how to make applications stand out from the crowd in a fundraising skills course.

The second will see Peter Ellis from the Lloyds TSB Foundation provide advice on charities wishing to apply to the foundation for funding.

Funding advice officer at Wansbeck Centre for Voluntary Services, Stephen Humphrey said: “In these times the work of charities and voluntary organisations is needed more than ever.

“The two events will give organisations the skills and knowledge to access funding that will allow them to provide services for our community.”

The fundraising skills course will take place on Wednesday, March 21, at the Newbiggin Maritime Centre, and the Lloyds TSB Foundation will visit Wansbeck CVS soon after.

For details or to book a place, contact Stephen on (01670) 858688 or e-mail