History of charity in Edinburgh to be celebrated

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EVOC will use its annual event to celebrate the past and examine what can be done to create a fairer society

4th October 2018 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

An organisation which plays a key role in supporting charities in the capital is set to continue its celebrations of a milestone anniversary.

Now in its 150th year, the Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC), will use its conference and AGM on 6 November to celebrate a long history of supporting Edinburgh’s charity and voluntary organisations and the city’s communities.

The organisation will also use the event to look to the future of civic action and the third sector, and discuss what still needs to be done in working towards more inclusive and fairer communities.

Ian Brooke, deputy chief executive of EVOC, revealed that communities secretary Aileen Campbell MSP will speak at the event.

He said: “This will be a great opportunity for delegates to hear directly from a member of the Scottish Cabinet with such important responsibilities to the third sector and one of the country’s highest level elected representatives.”

As well as an address from the cabinet secretary, a series of interactive workshops will take place on the day.

Delegates will also be able to browse the Third Sector Marketplace, where a selection of Edinburgh’s charitable organisations will take stalls and be on hand to provide information about the services they provide.

EVOC’s Conference and AGM, Never Afraid to Challenge, will take place on 6 November, from 9.30am to 4.30pm at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh. Tickets for the free event are available now.