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Community Networking Breakfast is on the Menu for Success

News   •   Oct 08, 2015 09:53 BST

MONTHLY Community Networking Breakfast run by ng homes continue to be a huge success in bringing a diverse range of people and organisations together to find out more about what they do and to share resources and experiences.

The formula is definitely working and last month’s event was the busiest ever with over 80 people attending. The format of the monthly event includes a ‘Speakers Corner’ and the range of speakers have included Thriving Places, Lambhill Stables, Glasgow Allotments Forum, Bridges out of Poverty, Glasgow Kelvin College, Scotcash and many more. This is followed by a sharing of information from participants on events, activity programmes and requests for support and it has been really valuable in making connections.

After the information session people mingle and this is where the real connections are made and the feedback shows great examples of partnership working – and of course there is breakfast too!

Daryl Johnson, tutor for Training Opportunities for Young Parents, said; “I liked the set up as it was informal and individuals were able to introduce themselves at the beginning. I liked how there were only a few key speakers as it allowed time to network freely around the room”.

Gail Mills of Glasgow Life said: “The benefits of the networking breakfast are a win, win for everyone. Community Groups, organisations and not least the local community”

Brian Winter, Commander of Fire Scotland, said: “The breakfast programme is excellent and I am a regular visitor. I have made great contacts and I like the way that it is set up to have information available and the personal contact – I find it really beneficial”.

If you are working or volunteering and want to come along to the Community Networking Breakfasts then you are welcome to attend. Dates of the next Community Networking Breakfasts are:

Friday 9th October – Saracen House 10am – 12noon

Friday 13th November – Possilpark Parish Church, Possilpark – 10am – 12noon

Friday 11th December – Saracen House, Possilpark, 10am – 12noon

If you would like more information on the Community Networking Breakfast programme please contact Claire Bird, Legacy Officer on 0141 630 4288 or email cbird@nghomes.net

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